The TCCWB had its annual fall meeting September 5-6, 2019, in Austin culminating in hosting the TCCWB Annual Awards Luncheon on the last day. The TCCWB Board meeting was well represented from the various areas of the state. Highlights included presentations and educational programs regarding Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care, and Community Based Care panel discussion. The various TCCWB Standing Committees met and shared proposed plans and goals and DFPS provided a State Office update.
The 2019 Awards Luncheon theme was “Help Carry the Load” which was depicted with table decorations on each table and head table and reception area. Statewide awards were given in 6 categories to those chosen through a statewide nomination and evaluation at both the regional and the state level to determine the state award recipients. The 2019 TCCWB Awards Recipients are the following:
Male Outstanding Youth of the Year – Armando Gonzalez from Region 4
Female Outstanding Youth of the Year – Kari Stanley from Region 7
Foster Parent of the Year – Virginia Williams from Region 6
Outstanding CPS Leader – Sharon Vaughn from Region 1
Outstanding Community Resource – Beltway Boots on the Ground from Region 2
Volunteer of the Year – Sandy Hilliard from Region 4
All received plaques and the two youth each received a monetary gift as well.
The event was well attended throughout the state.
See Photo Gallery for additional photos for the event.