(Posted Nov. 30, 2018)
Madison County Commissioner David Dhume received the Jon “Charlie” Alder Award at the Mental Health & Recovery Board (MHRB) of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties Annual Exceptional People Awards.
The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to alcohol, drug, and mental health services in Madison County.
“David’s ability to connect and share resources championing prevention goals in our county has been of the utmost importance and has positively impacted many lives,” said Amanda Hampton, family services and prevention education programs manager for Madison County.
“I am continually amazed at his passion and depth of knowledge, and his dedication to going above and beyond to champion preventative efforts in Madison County, the state of Ohio, and nationally so that preventative activities become part of our everyday culture.”
Dhume reinvigorated Family Council to pool dollars and address community needs of families and children, according to Greta Mayer, chief executive officer of MHRB. He also advocates for data-informed planning and service needs and delivery.
The primary role of the MHRB is to plan, fund and monitor services for people with serious and persistent mental illness and alcohol and other drug addictions throughout the three-county area. In collaboration with more than 20 member agencies, the board advocates for and supports a system of effective treatment, prevention and supportive services for residents.