Ohio Rep. Alicia Reece Named Public Official Of The Year By National Association Of Social Workers
Honored for leadership in advancing policies beneficial to civil rights, vulnerable populations
April 21, 2014
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CINCINNATI, Ohio– State Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) was excited to receive the news that she will be honored as the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Rep. Reece will be presented with the award at the NASW Ohio Chapter - Region 6 - Annual Awards Banquet on May 1st at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

“I am honored and humbled to receive such special recognition,” said State Representative Alicia Reece. “The daily contributions of social workers makes our state a brighter place, and I am pleased to further their important work whenever possible at the Statehouse.”

According to the NASW, candidates for the award made significant contributions to public service while in office, demonstrated leadership in advancing public policy in the area of vulnerable populations, civil and human rights, or social welfare, and exemplified social work values and ethics.

“I nominated her as I think she exemplifies everything in our profession that we hold dear in terms of values and advocacy work for vulnerable people,” said Jean Sepate, Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Youth Services.


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