The March of Dimes Awards highlights local leaders and innovative projects in the labor and industry arena. Presented virtually, the Special Project of the Year award recognized our Community Lead Response Program.
The program has become a model for other U.S. cities by achieving several initiatives such as:
- Creating a comprehensive community engagement strategy
- Replacing almost 8,000 public and over 5,000 private lead service lines over the past four years
- Providing, on average, over 10,000 free lead testing kits and 4,000 free water filter pitchers on an annual basis
March of Dimes is an organization that promotes the health and welfare of moms and babies through advocacy, education, and research. Learn more about the March of Dimes mission on their website at marchofdimes.org.
“I am honored to accept the Special Project of the Year award for our Community Lead Response Program,” said Executive Director Will Pickering. “The project title is fitting as this has been a community-led effort from our employees, elected officials, consultants, contractors, and customers. Thank you to the March of Dimes Event Leadership for recognizing our commitment to continue to provide safe drinking water for moms and babies.”