Nicol recognized for ‘Making A Difference’
For The Plain City Advocate
MARYSVILLE — City of Marysville, Deputy Chief Glenn Nicol recently was honored for his efforts to “make a difference” by the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities (UCBDD) and was presented with a Community Starfish Award.
The award is given to individuals or organizations who through their words and/or actions have “made a difference” by going above and beyond the call of duty for the benefit of an individual with developmental disabilities.
The recipient of the Community Starfish Award receives a small starfish pin and a certificate imprinted with their name and the following story:
An old man was walking an ocean shoreline littered with hundreds of starfish. He observed a young boy attempting to save them all by throwing them back into the water. “You can’t save them all,” said the old man. “And besides, what difference will it really make?” The young boy picked up another, threw it in the water and said, “I’m not sure, but I think it will make a difference to that one!”
Nicol served on the committee that wrote the new UCBDD emergency plan and provided training on the plan as well as active aggressor training for a recent staff in-service.
“He brought a wealth of knowledge to the table and assisted us throughout the entire process,” indicated Rick Morris, UCBDD Safety Officer. Most recently, Nicol provided assistance in a lockdown drill at the Harold Lewis Center.
“I’m appreciative of the recognition,” Nicol said. It was truly rewarding for me as well as the department to work with the dedicated individuals at the UCBDD. The community is fortunate to have such a compassionate group of people working with the developmentally disabled.”
Making a difference starts with taking one step, throwing one starfish back into the ocean.
For more information on Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities and its programs, services and volunteer opportunities, contact Carol Scheiderer at (937) 645-6702, e-mail email@example.com or you can visit their website at www.ucbdd.org as a primary source of information and contacts.