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Avita board member recognized for 12 years of service
Joe Hirsch
Joe Hirsch, center, was recognized Nov. 17 by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners for serving 12 years on the board of directors for Avita, a public agency that serves those with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. From left, he is joined by commissioners Sharon Fausett, Chris Gaines, Billy Thurmond and Julie Hughes Nix. - photo by Allie Dean
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week recognized one local man’s longtime service to the community through work on the board of directors for Avita Community Partners. Joe Hirsch, who spent 12 years on the board representing Dawson County, received special recognition and a plaque during the commission’s Nov. 16 meeting. “As your term on the Avita board of directors ends, we are reminded that it is leaders like you who have made and continue to make Dawson County a place where quality of life matters,” said BOC Chairman Billy Thurmond. “We are thankful for your lifetime of volunteer service and countless contributions to so many of our county and state organizations and nonprofits, including among others, Legacy Link, Lions Club and R.E.A.D. Dawson. Your dedication to being a foster parent and a mentor also is a testament to your selfless character.