June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
KAREN WOODBURY; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1385] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] KAREN WOODBURY ______ HON. SAM GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Karen Woodbury of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Karen is active in the community and she has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of Excellence Award for Woman in Volunteerism. Karen Woodbury is the Master of Social Work Off-Campus Coordinator in Northwest Missouri for the University of Missouri School of Social Work. As a social worker, Karen has translated her professional commitment to community advocacy into meeting many needs of the St. Joseph community through countless hours of volunteerism. Karen was a pioneer in establishing the Choices program in the St. Joseph School District middle schools for the YWCA. She served on the YWCA St. Joseph Board of Directors for several years and is a past co-chair of the steering committee of Women of Excellence. Karen has assisted several organizations to develop programs to meet community needs. She helped the Buchanan County Juvenile Office to create a program for young teen women to divert them from the juvenile justice system and was awarded the Missouri Juvenile Justice Award of Excellence in 1998 for this program. She has served on the St. Joseph Safety Council, the United Cerebral Palsy Board of Board of Directors and on the Buchanan County Social Welfare Board. Karen also helped to establish the Social Welfare Board's counseling program for indigent clients. She was awarded the Roy Blunt Citation for Literacy in 1998 for her work with middle school age girls. Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Karen Woodbury. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in the St. Joseph Community. I am honored to represent her in the United States Congress. ____________________