Simply Living Annual Meeting to recognize best and brightest

It’s that time again! It has been quite a year since we last convened for the Simply Living Annual Meeting. This year’s event — a virtual dinner — will take place Sunday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. We are excited to welcome our members, allies, and the public as we share our progress and goals for this onward year.

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Last year we awarded Cathy Cowan Becker the Carol Fisher Award for Community Service, and this year we are pleased to introduce her as our new Executive Director. To no one’s surprise, she has carried the torch, taken the reins, and charged out of the gate full-throttle. We’re thrilled with all we’ve accomplished under her direction, and we look forward to sharing what’s in the works.

Cathy will pass the community service torch in recognizing exemplar Claus Eckert of Green Columbus who will receive the Carol Fisher Award for Community Service. We will also recognize bright beacon Rita Haider as Outstanding Volunteer, unwavering anchor Lisa Kreischer as Outstanding Staff Member, and post-savvy Savannah Smith as our on-board social media amplifier.

In addition, we have added a new award called the Momentum Award to recognize organizations, and will recognize Sunrise Movement Columbus Hub for their momentum in the sustainability movement. Hub leader Vicky-Abou Ghalioum will be on hand with several of the hub’s members.

A Virtual Dinner? Order takeout from Simply Living affiliate restaurants

This year’s Simply Living Annual Meeting will be a virtual dinner with people encouraged to order takeout from some of the restaurants affiliated with Simply Living. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for the list of featured restaurants!

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