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Fluker Award recipient named

February 22, 2012

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The Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters has selected Scott Criqui to receive the 2012 Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award.

The award honors a Douglas County resident who shows leadership in promoting citizen participation in government. Criqui was selected in recognition of his community work in human relations and voter education. Criqui is the human resources manager for Trinity In-Home Care. He also is chairman of the city Human Relations Commission and vice president of the Kansas State Transgender Education Project.

He has worked as a trainer for Headquarters Counseling Center and as a volunteer coordinator for Hospice Care of Douglas County. He is active in the Lawrence-Douglas County chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition, the Voter Education Coalition and Kids Vote. Recently, through his education efforts, gender identity as a protected class was added to the city of Lawrence Human Relations Code.

“Scott’s work as a volunteer in Lawrence and his unwavering support for all members of our community have made Lawrence a better place for all,” said Arla Jones, of the NetworQ Committee.

The public is invited to the award luncheon, which will be at 11:30 a.m. March 3, at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lunch is $14 a person. To make a reservation, contact Marjorie Cole at 842-6085 or nobledog@aol.com before Feb. 28.

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