On Thursday 12 November the Richmond Chamber of Commerce presented their highest award to Craig Williams of Berea , Chemical Weapons Program Director at the Kentucky Environmental Foundation (KEF) for his “integral role in keeping our community safe by holding the United States military accountable” in eliminating the chemical weapons stored in Madison County. At the Chamber’s annual Awards Banquet, Williams received the Wallace G. Maffett Award. This award is presented in former Richmond Mayor Maffett’s honor to “one who best exemplifies his commitment and efforts to the community”. Also, “someone who devotes their time, experience and efforts in order to promote and improve the quality of life with no regard of personal gain; acts in continual service to the community; exhibits a true interest in Richmond and Madison County and, has made significant impact on the quality of life therein; and, has served the community with unselfish motives.” KEF’s Executive Director, Heather Warman said, “ I can’t think of anyone who exemplifies the criteria for this Award better then Craig. He has devoted over 30 years to ensuring protection of he public and the environment are the topmost priority in the efforts to dispose of these dangerous materials.” Warman added, “Later this month Craig is headed back to The Hague, Netherlands, to present an update on the Kentucky demilitarization effort to representatives of the 191-country party at the International Chemical Weapons Convention. I'm certain he will represent KEF and the citizens of Madison County very well”.
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