Center receives 2017 Nanci S. Klein Award from ADR Section

On hand for the award presentation on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth were (left to right) volunteers Pauline Walker and Nina Abrams; Sheldon Stark, ADR Section chair; Charity Burke, OMC executive director; Megan Dennis, OMC mediation manager; and Gregory J. Roth, OMC board trustee.

– Photo courtesy of OMC

The Oakland Mediation Center (OMC), a nonprofit volunteer based organization, received the 2017 Nanci S. Klein Award from the State Bar of Michigan ADR Section. The 2017 State Bar of Michigan ADR Section Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. OMC is one of 18 centers in Michigan that make up the Community Dispute Resolution Program.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to recognize the Oakland Mediation Center with the Nanci S. Klein Award named for the very founder of the Center for its exemplary programs, initiatives and leadership in the field of community dispute resolution,” said Sheldon Stark, 2016-2017 chair of the ADR Section.

“On behalf of the ADR Section of the State Bar, I look forward to watching the center continue to make a positive difference in our community for many years to come.”

“This award is a celebration of the hard work, time, and dedication of OMC’s past and current board of trustees, executive directors, staff, and most importantly our volunteers,” said Charity Burke, OMC executive director. “Our volunteers are the life blood of our organization, and without them we couldn’t do many of the wonderful things we do for our community.”

Since 1990, OMC volunteers donated 27,346 in-kind service hours which equates to a monetary value of $5,397,634. This allows OMC to provide mediation at a low cost to Oakland County residents.

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