CITIZEN OF THE MONTH PRESENTATION: Mayor Pro Tem Martin stated that it was his great pleasure and distinct honor to present the Citizen of Month Award for March 2017:
Ms. Dawna Goode-Ledbetter
Dawna is a native of Marion and McDowell County. She is the daughter of the late Leroy Goode and Gail Goode-Connelly. Dawna has three children, seven grandchildren and four siblings. She comes from a loving family who has faced and overcome numerous obstacles placed in their paths. Mayor Pro Tem Martin said that one example that inspired him was when Dawna and her siblings squabbled about who would be the one to give their brother a kidney for a transplant. Dawna won out and unselfishly donated a kidney to help her brother get well.
Mayor Pro Tem Martin stated that Dawna attends Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, serves as the Church Treasurer and is a member of the Church Choir. Dawna is a graduate of McDowell High School, McDowell Technical Community College and the Ann Johnson Institute for Senior Center Management. She is employed at the McDowell Senior Center as the Community Outreach and SHIIP Coordinator (SHIIP stands for Senior’s Insurance Information Program).
Dawna currently serves as an Ambassador and Board Member for the McDowell Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the McDowell Health Coalition. In the Health Coalition, Dawna is the Vice-Chair of the Built Environment POD and Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Sub Group, along with serving as Co-Chair of the West Marion Community Forum.
Dawna possesses the knowledge and expertise to help anyone with whom she comes in contact. Our community is better because we have individuals like Dawna looking out for the best interest of our people.
Mayor Little, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members and family and friends all congratulated Ms. Dawna Goode-Ledbetter on her selection as Citizen of the Month for the City of Marion for March 2017.