Dr. Alison Bahr, President of Villages NW, has been named one of two regional recipients of the 2015 David Lawrence Community Service Awards for her work bringing the Village movement to the Portland Metro area. The David Lawrence Community Service Awards (DLCSA) – named in honor of Dr. David Lawrence, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and a strong advocate of improving health – are presented each year to “recognize individuals and groups who champion outstanding initiatives demonstrating extraordinary efforts to improve the health of our communities.” The DLCSA aims to honor exemplary service and also inspire others toward community service
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award,” stated Dr. Bahr. “The Village movement is bringing an important change to Portland community residents and I want to thank Kaiser for its recognition of our work.”
A $10,000 grant to Villages NW accompanies the award. “I am thrilled this generous gift will provide support for our open and opening program Villages,” Dr. Bahr announced.