Character Council of Edmond Adds New Board Members

Published in The Edmond Sun, Page 13, July 28, 2006

The Character Council of Edmond recently announced the appointment of four new board members. Edmond business representatives and residents Mary Ellen Bridwell, Danielle Ezell, Tiffany Riggar and Jim Priest will serve on the board through 2007.

“We are delighted to have these four business leaders join the Council’s board,” said Council President Jim Hulsey. “Each of them has unique talents that will help us strengthen and expand upon the work that we’ve done since our inception in 2001.”

The Character Council of Edmond is a non-profit organization of volunteers, from different career areas, working toward the goal of a citywide initiative to build Edmond into a “city of character.” The Council strongly believes that the character of a nation can only be strengthened one person at a time, one community at a time.

The current (2005 – 2007) Character Council of Edmond board members are Kathy Allen, Mary Ellen Bridwell, Terry Byers, Danielle Ezell, Marilyn Jones, Jim Hulsey, Diane Krakowski, Lee Ann Kuhlman, Steve Menzel, Jim Priest, Tim Richardson, Tiffany Riggar, Mike Roark, Blanche Washington, and Kris Watson, with Gerald Coury serving as an advisory member.

The board will be busy during the next few months. In September, the Character Council will once again host two days of training for Edmond area teachers. The event, which is free of charge, equips educators with tools and materials they need to successfully build character in the lives of their students.