Geraldine B. Nelson Advocacy Award
Gerry Nelson served as the Community Relations Director at the Tri-County Board for 25 years. Gerry retired in 1995 and passed away shortly after in 1996. She touched so many lives with her inspiring poetry and passionate advocacy measures for those suffering from mental illness and addiction issues.
Her strides in advocacy were locally and nationally recognized. She not only impacted our system, but the Tri-County Community as a whole.
In memory and in honor of Gerry, the Geraldine B. Nelson Advocacy Award is presented to individuals and groups who demonstrate exceptional advocacy, as Gerry had, in the realm of mental health and addiction issues.
Recipients of the Geraldine B. Nelson Advocacy Award
John F. Jung
Emma L. Hecht
Ohio First Lady Hope Taft
Family Connection of Miami County
Dr. James Moore
Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Tri-County CIT Committee
Darke County Bridge Builders
Jeannie Sue Deaton