WakeUP Presents Leadership Awards to AHA and Others
AHA Director Sara Merz, Director of Operations Michele McKinley, and Board Chair Sarah Martin join ACEs Resilience Honorary Co-chair Lorrin Freeman and WakeUP Board and Director Karen Rindge to receive the award.
At WakeUP Wake County’s annual meeting and community forum earlier this month, WakeUP’s Board of Directors presented the Stan Norwalk Community Engagement Award to Advocates for Health in Action for bringing public awareness to the impact of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and for leading a community-wide effort to build resilience and improve public health. This award honors former Wake County Commissioner and WakeUP founder Stan Norwalk.
Each year WakeUP honors others who have worked to advance healthy, sustainable communities and plan well for Wake County’s rapid growth. Jessica Holmes, Chair, Wake Board of Commissioners received an award for inspiring and leading the development of the Wake County Affordable Housing Plan, and the City of Raleigh Stormwater Management Division received an award for leading the development and implementation of Raleigh’s Green Stormwater Initiative (GSI) to improve water quality. Raleigh’s GSI is the greenest stormwater program in North Carolina.