▪ Linda Harvey, full-time volunteer director of Juvenile Restorative Justice, has received the 2016 Legacy Award from the Blue Grass Alliance for Women.
The award was given at a luncheon March 22 at the Clarion Hotel.
For more than 50 years, Harvey has identified community problems and established more than 60 initiatives and organizations that respond to these problems. Currently she is working with JRJ, a volunteer organization that serves at-risk adolescents and their families, who are referred by the court and school system in Fayette County.
Early in her career, the birth of Harvey’s twins led to the start of Mothers of Twins in 1969, which led to Birthright of Lexington in 1972, which led to the founding of the Child Abuse Center, now known as The Nest. Other examples of organizations founded by Harvey include Christians in Community Service in 1982, Lex-Care, and the Meditation Center of Kentucky in 1992.
The winner of one of 11 2016 BAW Impact Awards, Harvey also was selected the Legacy honoree in recognition of her being an exemplary role model who is committed to empowering women and girls in the Bluegrass Area Development District.
▪ AMR Management Services team member Eric Sweden, enterprise architecture and governance program director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, an AMR client partner, has completed the Public Technology Institute and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration’s Certified Government Chief Information Officer program with honors.
The 12-month course lays the foundation for addressing the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector. The program aims to equip leaders with the tools necessary to manage and improve their organization’s technology assets.
Sweden has been a member of the AMR team for more than 13 years.
▪ Rusty Underwood, a Realtor with Milestone Realty Consultants, has been named an up-and-comer by REALTOR magazine.
Underwood, 29, was selected as a member of the national publication’s 2016 Class of 30 Under 30.
He serves on Young Realtors of the Bluegrass and has volunteered for local nonprofits including Ronald McDonald Charities of the Bluegrass, Lighthouse Ministries, Realtor-Community Housing Foundation and the Catholic Action Center.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo