The United Way of Denton County recently announced that Bobbie Mitchell, Denton County commissioner for Precinct 3, will be the recipient of its 2019 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award.
The award will be presented at the organization’s seventh annual UNITED Tribute gala celebration on Jan. 19.
“Bobbie is an icon in Denton County,” said Lyle Dresher, Board Chair of United Way of Denton County. “Her county-wide influence across government, civic, and charitable sectors deserves to be celebrated.”
The Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award was established by the board of directors and lifetime members of United Way of Denton County in 2014 to recognize the highest level of community leadership, philanthropy and collective impact with time and resources, according to a UWDC news release. Recipients of the award are purposeful in promoting human welfare and have demonstrated active engagement in the community.
“Commissioner Mitchell’s tireless support of United Way dates back to the Greater Lewisville United Way era,” said Gary Henderson, President and CEO of United Way of Denton County. “She has been improving and transforming lives in Denton County for decades, and we are thrilled to honor her at UNITED Tribute.”
Honorees of the Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award demonstrate persistence and creativity toward solving the most complex challenges within our community. Previous Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian awardees include its namesake, Dr. Bettye Myers, Janet and Joe Mulroy, Stan Morton, Debbie and Mark Merki, and Bill Patterson.
“United Way takes care of the ones who need to be taken care of,” Mitchell said. “They are working on issues that affect everyday life and meet people where their needs are.”