Gary Holden was awarded the first ever Recovery Advocate for the year award in 2009. Gary provided his PA system for our events in 2008 & 2009. He is a member of The Wisconsin Association of Treatment Drug Courts and served on the committee to organize and plan the 2010 WATDC Conference in Eau Claire, WI.
He served on the core Advisory Team of Western Wisconsin Advocates and he told his story as one of 4 speakers at the 2008 Recovery Rally.
Gary volunteers whenever he can while balancing his parenting and work as a Wisconsin Certified Substance Abuse Counselor for Pierce County.
People Making a Difference
Too many times there are people who do great things (big or small), but never get recognized. Sometimes its because people don't give proper credit to where credit is due and so other people's ideas, accomplishments, or other acts of "Greatness" never become known.
I admire those who do things without any thought except to do the right thing and to help someone in need. However, I feel it's important to acknowledge "Greatness" when we see it.