From a press release:
Ashley Davis, an east Cobb resident and Kroger employee for 22 years, has been named the “Special Citizen of the Year” by the non-profit organization Right in the Community.
Davis was recognized at the annual awards dinner for Right in the Community on Jan. 31 at the Mansour Center in Marietta. The organization serves the special needs community for both children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Davis, who has Down Syndrome, works in the bakery department at the Kroger on Shallowford Road in northeast Cobb. Her mother, Carol Davis, nominated her for the award.
“She is an inspiration to all of her co-workers and gets along with everyone very well,” said her mom in her nomination letter. “She is such an inspiration to her family and everyone else because she just enjoys life.”
Ashley’s father, Bill, and her brother, Michael, are also inspired by her, Carol Davis added. Ashley lives in an apartment in Marietta and is very self-sufficient, she said.
Right in the Community is committed to promoting opportunities for all people with developmental disabilities to live full, productive, self-determined lives of the highest quality by fostering local communities which embrace all people.
Outgoing RiTC president Donna Wallace also handed over the gavel to incoming president Ed Thomas at the awards dinner.
For more information on Right in the Community, call 770-427-8401 or visit www.rightinthecommunity.org.