LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Margaret O’Brien was recognized on Friday, April 13 by Kalamazoo’s Child Abuse and Neglect Council for her work over the past eight years to protect children.
“It is an honor to have been recognized by this prestigious organization,” said O’Brien, R-Portage. “The event was especially meaningful as I previously served on the council’s board when I was a social worker. I value the work of our local staff, board members and volunteers.”
Other award recipients included Dr. Sarah Brown, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Detective Kristin Cole, Western Michigan University Deputy Police Chief Carol Dedow and Western Michigan University’s Omega Delta Phi Colony.
“Together,” O’Brien said, “we can protect children.”
Photo caption 1: Senator Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, (right) receives the Child Abuse and Neglect Council’s 2018 Child Advocacy Award from a representative of the council on Friday, April 13 in Kalamazoo.
Photo caption 2: Senator Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, (front row, third from right) poses with representatives from the Child Abuse and Neglect Council and fellow Child Advocacy Award recipients on Friday, April 13 in Kalamazoo.