2014 J.C. MONTGOMERY CHILD SAFETY AWARDS
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
The awards event will be hosted at the Lieutenant Governor’s Reception Room in the Texas State Capitol.
The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities (TOPDD) has the honor to award eight standout individuals and organizations who demonstrate tremendous leadership in the field of safety.
The following are the 2014 recipients of the J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards:
- Susan Rodriguez
- Carolyn Simpson
- Catherine Henry
- Dan Leal
- Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County
- Hays County Office of Emergency Management, Standard Response Protocol Task Force
- Plugerville Police Department
- Texans Care for Children
The award was designed to recognize the importance of child safety, and highlight individuals/organizations in Texas working tirelessly to keep children safe. With so many entities across the state of Texas striving to promote child safety, TOPDD hopes for the Award Ceremony to act as a bridge connecting the enormous talents, tools, and expertise of people and organizations with one another. Building on each other’s strengths will create a comprehensive knowledge around best-practices to improve child safety in the state.
J.C. Montgomery joined the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children located in Dallas in 1974 and was named president in 1989. He was appointed to the executive committee of the Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities by Governor Ann Richards in 1994, and served as vice chairman from 2004 until becoming chairman in 2007. As a member of the executive committee, J.C. Montgomery was instrumental in increasing awareness about child safety education.
The J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards Ceremony highlights the importance of injury prevention, and demonstrates the vast activities currently being implemented to combat this public health crisis. 2014 is the fourth year of the J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards, and each year a wonderful selection of recipients exemplify what it means to do childhood injury prevention. The awards program recognizes the work of safety leaders in an effort to inspire, ignite and celebrate child safety efforts. Ultimately we seek to bring together leaders who represent the diversity around safety to build a statewide learning community around this issue.
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Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities (TOPDD) is the state’s convener on preventable developmental disabilities. Our mission is to prevent the economic and human costs associated with preventable developmental disabilities in order to improve the public health of Texans.