|Efforts To End Domestic Violence Earns Employee Special Honors
February 9, 2005 - Knoxville Mayor Bill
Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named David Kitts as the
December 2004 Civilian Employee of the Month. Kitts is the training
specialist for the Domestic Violence Unit and has been with the department
since January 2002.
Chief Owen said as training specialist Kitts has trained thousands
of people on family violence issues. He has also led several committees
that work toward ending family violence. Kitts was also the recipient
of the Anita Gregg Award for 2004. The Community Coalition on Family
Violence gives out this award each year to recognize agencies, corporations
and individuals who have made significant contributions toward ending
family violence in our community. David received the award due to
his innovative and ongoing efforts to educate the community on family
Owen said, "Due to David's diverse background in theology, he has
done a tremendous job reaching out to the faith community by hosting
three clergy conferences with over one-hundred attendees at each conference."
"Those meetings have led to the formation of a Clergy Task
Force Against Family Violence," said Chief Owen.
Mayor Haslam said, "David's efforts are going a long way to
reach out to the citizens of Knoxville and all of Tennessee as the
battle to stop domestic violence continues. We appreciate his desire
and dedication to make this a better place to live and work."
David will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor and the Chief
along with a free dinner from Kingston Alley Grill.
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