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Kent District Library receives Pillar Award from Women’s Resource Center

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(Kent County, MI) – Kent District Library is pleased to be one of three West Michigan organizations named as a recipient of the 2016 Pillar Award from Women’s Resource Center for their dedication to empowering women in the workplace.

Kent District Library, Hungerford Nichols and UPS were honored during a luncheon fundraising event at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 9 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Ambassador Ballroom. 

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, Director of Innovation and User Experience at KDL, said “I was pleased to be part of this year’s application for KDL.  My library has been instrumental in my growth in the library profession.  I am proud that they have been recognized for their recent work in the areas of inclusion and diversity.  This award is further motivation to continue to improve in this area.  It is my hope and desire that our branch staff continue to improve on reflecting the communities they serve in the staff we hire.”

Since 1987, Women's Resource Center (WRC) has honored progressive West Michigan employers who empower women at work with policies designed to recruit, retain and advance women in their workplace.

Contact: Michelle Boisvenue-Fox 616-784-2195

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations.