Photos from 2017 Larry Murray Award Presentation
Richard was unable to attend the Older Americans Act Partner Meeting to receive his award, so we brought it to him. You can see a video of the award presentation here. These are a few moments captured during and after the award ceremony between Richard Clanton, the 2017 Larry Murray Award Recipient and Jackie O'Connor, AAAWM's Executive Director. They have many experiences and memories between them of the work they've done on behalf of older adults throughout the years.
Richard Clanton - 2017 Larry Murray Award Recipient
Recently, Richard Clanton, CEO of UMCH-United Methodist Community House, received the Larry Murray Award.
Named after the first Executive Director of Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, this award recognizes "excellence in Leadership, Innovation and Collaboration" of our network partners.
Thank you, Richard for your years of leadership in service to the Grand Rapids Community and our older adults.
Tom Retires, Jackie to Serve as Executive Director
Thank you to all who came out to Tom’s retirement party earlier this week. As many of you know, Tom’s last day as Executive Director at AAAWM was March 31, 2016. We wish him well in his retirement and he will be greatly missed.
Jackie O’Connor, former Assistant Director, will now serve in her new role as Executive Director. Jackie has been with AAAWM since 1984 and she will provide a continued dedication and commitment to senior issues. Please join us in welcoming her to this new role.