Greater Washington Individuals and Organizations Lauded for Service
Washington, DC, October 22 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 39th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today via the organization’s 2021 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:
2021 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- AAA Mid-Atlantic
- Glory Days Grill
- Inova Trauma Center
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington
2021 LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD
- Maryland State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE)
2021 YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
- Mike Young, GEICO
2021 MEDIA PARTNERSHIP AWARD
2021 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
- Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
2021 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
- Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator Christine Nizer
2021 PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- District of Columbia Department of Transportation
- Maryland Highway Safety Office, Motor Vehicle Administration
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
2021 CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AWARD (contributing $2,500 or more to WRAP in FY 2021):
- Beer Institute
- Constellation Brands
- District of Columbia Association of Beverage Alcohol Wholesalers
- Enterprise Holdings
- Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
- Giant Food
- Glory Days Grill
- Molson Coors
- New Belgium Brewing
- Transurban (Operator of 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes)
- Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
2021 CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
- Anheuser-Busch and Local Distributors
WRAP today also elected the following officers: Patrick Burke (Washington, D.C. Police Foundation), Chairman; Christopher Hennigh (Amazon), 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 two individuals to its Board of Directors: Captain Alan Hanson (Fairfax County Police Department); and Deputy Chief Wayne Vincent (Arlington County Police Department).
In addition, WRAP today elected the following six individuals as organizational Members: Ragina Ali (AAA Mid-Atlantic); Steven Burns (Enterprise Holdings); Roderick Howard, M.A. (MADD Mid-Atlantic); Leah Kelly (Brown-Forman); Lieutenant Jeffrey Lockhart (Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office); and Lieutenant Shawn Peak (Prince William County Police Department).
Sponsors of WRAP’s 2021 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.