March of Dimes names Lynn Beshear at its 2012 River Region Citizen of the Year | Community Spirit
Esteemed civic and community leader Lynn Beshear has been named the 2012 March of Dimes River Region Citizen of the Year. She will be honored at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the 9th Annual March of Dimes River Region Citizen of the Year Testimonial Dinner. The event will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and a program.
The March of Dimes River Region Citizen of the Year honors an outstanding citizen whose distinguished leadership and devoted service to the community have contributed greatly to the quality of life for Alabama and its people. The recipient is a person who, in the victory of achieving success and acclaim, has given back generously to others.
Past Citizen of the Year honorees are:
- 2011, Dr. Jack Hawkins
- 2010, Judge Charles Price
- 2009, First Lady, Patsy Riley
- 2008, Councilor Charles Jinright
- 2007, Morris Dees
- 2006, Jerry Locke Beasley
- 2005, Dr. John Ed Mathison
- 2004, Todd Strange
“As a leader in our community, Lynn has shown a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life, health and sustainability of the citizens in the River Region. She is well-known for her tireless work in Leadership Montgomery and now Envision 2020. She has been awarded and honored numerous times for her community and volunteer service. With nearly 35 years of making a difference in this community, the March of Dimes is pleased to recognize Lynn Beshear with one of its highest honors – the River Region Citizen of the Year,” said Carol Gunter, March of Dimes River Region Board Chair.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies, and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. Currently, the March of Dimes has more than $935,000 invested in Alabama community programs and research projects. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish Web site at nacersano.org.
For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact Ashley Gorum, Division Director for the Alabama Chapter – Central Division of the March of Dimes at (334) 277-6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: City of Montgomery