Greater Washington Individuals and Organizations
Lauded for Their Community Service
Washington, DC, October 23 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 38th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today via the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and WRAPPY Awards ceremony conducted virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
During today’s online Annual Meeting, WRAP bestowed the following honors:
2020 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- AAA Mid-Atlantic
- Glory Days Grill
- Inova Health System
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
- WTOP News
2020 LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD (TIE)
- Chief Murray “Jay” Farr, Retired, Arlington County Police Department
- Chief Tom Manger, Retired, Montgomery County Department of Police
2020 YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
- Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William
2020 MEDIA PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Capital News Service (Virginia)
2020 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
- Honorable Gerry Connolly, U. S. House of Representatives
2020 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
- Liz Tobin
2020 PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- District of Columbia Department of Transportation
- Maryland Highway Safety Office, Motor Vehicle Administration
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
2020 CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AWARD (contributing $5,000 or more to WRAP in FY 2020):
- Beer Institute
- Constellation Brands
- District of Columbia Association of Beverage Alcohol Wholesalers
- Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
- Giant Food
- Glory Days Grill
- Molson Coors
- New Belgium Brewing
- Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment
- 395 Express Lanes
- Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
2020 CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Anheuser-Busch and Local Distributors
WRAP today also elected the following officers: Captain Christopher Hennigh (Arlington County Police Department), Chairman; Patrick Burke (Washington, D.C. Police Foundation), Vice Chairman; Linda Watkins (Inova Trauma Center), Secretary; Jim Fell (NORC at the University of Chicago), Treasurer; and Gary Cohen (Glory Days Grill), Immediate Past Chairman.
The charity also elected the following six individuals to its Board of Directors: Officer Jayme Derbyshire (Montgomery County Department of Police); Captain Chris Edmunds (Fairfax County Police Department); Chief David Huchler (Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police); Chris Konschak (Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility); Robin Rubin (Lyft); and Linda Watkins (Inova Trauma Center).
In addition, WRAP today elected the following eight individuals as organizational Members: Taylor Amerman (Brown-Forman); J.J. Current (Medstar Washington Hospital Center); Tami Garrison (Molson Coors); Lt. Jason North (Alexandria Police Department); Jon Schermann (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments); Dr. Samantha Tolliver, NRCC-TC (District of Columbia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner); Kim Twist (Constellation Brands); and Elizabeth Vermette (SADD).
Sponsors of WRAP’s 2020 Annual Meeting & WRAPPY Awards included AAA Mid-Atlantic, BREAKTHRU BEVERAGE GROUP, the Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers, GMMB, McAndrew Company, Safe Night LLC, Chris Tavlarides, TOAST VA (The Operational Alcohol Standards Training of VA) 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.