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Arc of Caddo-Bossier’s Debbie Banks to be honored by governor for volunteer efforts


The Arc of Caddo-Bossier’s Debbie Banks will be honored at the 2016 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities (GOLD) Awards event on November 16 at the Old State Capitol.  

Ms. Banks will be presented with the prestigious Volunteer of the Year GOLD award.  Throughout Ms. Bank’s life she has been a staunch advocate for the personal and civil rights of people with disabilities. 

Janet Parker, Executive Director of The Arc Caddo-Bossier stated, “This extraordinary woman is a long-standing advocate, the mother of a son with significant disabilities, a greatly esteemed professional in our field, and a continually generous donor of her time, talent and treasure to meet our mission.” 

Ms. Banks has served on many committees and in several leadership roles including President of The Arc Caddo-Bossier Board of Directors, The Arc of Louisiana’s Board of Directors, and she is currently serving as Secretary on The Arc Caddo-Bossier Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Ms. Banks recently retired from a senior leadership position at Shriners Hospital, and she continues dedicating her time to creating and improving better supports for people with disabilities.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.



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