Bert Nash Center’s Pioneer Celebration honors volunteers, staff, and community partners April 23rd at Maceli’s

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will hold its annual Pioneer Celebration on Monday, April 23rd from 5:30-7pm at Maceli’s (1031 New Hampshire Street). “The Pioneer Celebration is an opportunity for us to recognize the many volunteers and community leaders whose ongoing help contributes so much to the Bert Nash Center” stated David Johnson, CEO of the Center. “This year we are pleased to honor Douglas County as represented by Commissioners Jim Flory, Mike Gaughan, and Nancy Thellman and County Administrator Craig Weinaug for their extraordinary support and partnership” continued Johnson.

Along with the awards, the audience will hear from a number of community partners and agencies who work with Bert Nash to advance the mental health of Douglas County residents. Speakers include Dr. Scott Robinson, Medical Director, LMH Emergency Department; Don Grosdidier, Superintendent of Schools, Eudora; and Diana Frederick, Executive Director, Douglas County CASA.

Staff and volunteer board members will also be honored during the event. The Sandra Shaw Spirit award, given to an outstanding member of the organization, will be awarded to Stephanie Shelley, Financial Manager and Joe Harris, Community Support Services Receptionist.

The public is invited to Pioneer Celebration as the Bert Nash Center recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute their time, effort, and energy to advance the mental health of the Douglas County community. For more information, contact Cindy Hart at or 785-830-1701.

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LeRoyMercer 6 years ago

Wow, what a great deal. Spend money on a dinner while not giving any cost of living raises to staff for several years as well as raising their cost of health insurance. Oh, and spending a fortune on aquiring a dilapidated property formerly called the VFW. Sounds about right for a bunch of administrators with no business sense.

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