Tonight, Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) will receive the 2014 Public Elected Official of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter at their annual conference in Columbus. 

“I am honored and humbled to receive NASW Ohio’s Elected Official of the Year Award,” said Rep. Reece. “I have dedicated my career to advancing social justice issues and fostering a fair and equal Ohio for all. We must also recognize the social workers who make a difference in people’s lives and help us march towards a more just society every day.”

NASW is the largest, most-recognized organization of social workers with over 130,000 members worldwide. In Ohio, the group represents 4,700 social work professionals and is dedicated to promoting the development of social work standards and practice and to advocate for social policies that advance social justice and diversity.

Rep. Reece represents the 33rd Ohio House District in Hamilton County; she is in her third term as a state legislator. She previously served on Cincinnati City Council as the Vice Mayor where she chaired the Health Committee for six years and is the former Assistant Director of Tourism for the State of Ohio. Rep. Reece has been a champion for voting rights.

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