GREATER WASHINGTON INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS LAUDED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Washington, DC, October 18 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 37th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today during its 2019 Annual Luncheon Meeting and WRAPPY Awards ceremony held at City Winery in Washington, D.C.
Following a presentation by the Director of the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture, Shawn Townsend, who served as the 37th annual event’s Featured Speaker, WRAP bestowed the following honors:
2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- AAA Mid-Atlantic
- Glory Days Grill
- Inova Health System
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD
- Police Officer III Jayme Derbyshire, Montgomery County Department of Police
2019 YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
- Melissa Shear, District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
2019 MEDIA PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police
2019 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
- Honorable Larry Hogan, Governor, State of Maryland
2019 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
- Andy Ockershausen
2019 PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- District of Columbia Department of Transportation
- Maryland Highway Safety Office, Motor Vehicle Administration
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
2019 CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AWARD
(contributing $5,000 or more to WRAP in FY 2019):
- Constellation Brands
- District of Columbia Association of Beverage Alcohol Wholesalers
- Enterprise Holdings
- Giant Food
- Glory Days Grill
- 395 Express Lanes
- Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
2019 CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Anheuser-Busch and Local Distributors
WRAP today also elected the following officers: Gary Cohen (Glory Days Grill), Chairman; Captain Christopher Hennigh (Arlington County Police Department), Vice Chairman; Patrick Burke (Washington, D.C. Police Foundation), Secretary; Jim Fell (NORC at the University of Chicago), Treasurer; and Liz Tobin, Immediate Past Chairman.
In addition, the charity also elected the following six individuals to its Board of Directors: Kevin Anderson (Alcohol Industries Associates); Debbie Jennings (Chesapeake Region Safety Council); John Townsend (AAA Mid-Atlantic); James Wagner (Enterprise Holdings); Bill Young (Beer Institute); and Mike Young (GEICO).
Sponsors of WRAP’s 2019 Annual Luncheon Meeting & WRAPPY Awards included AAA Mid- Atlantic, BREAKTHRU BEVERAGE GROUP, the Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers, GMMB, JR’s Custom Catering, Lyft, the McAndrew Company, Chris Tavlarides and Transurban.
Founded in 1982, the nonprofit [501(c)(3)] Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is a coalition of diverse interests using effective education, innovative programs and targeted advocacy to end alcohol-impaired driving and underage drinking in the Washington, DC metro area. Through public education, innovative health education programs and advocacy, WRAP is credited with keeping the metro-Washington area’s alcohol-related traffic deaths historically lower than the national average. WRAP, however, may best be known to area residents via the organization’s popular free safe ride service for would-be drunk drivers, SoberRide®.
For more information, visit WRAP’s web site at www.wrap.org.