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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell receives Legislator of the Year award.

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July 2018 Report

From: Don Forrester LMSW, Executive Director

Promoting - Strengthening - Representing

Coalition of Residential Excellence

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Texas Rep. Four Price presented CORE Policy Maker of the Year award after filing H.B. 1542.

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The Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE) is a national voice for residential excellence. 


Pictured with Don is Kathy (Kat) Berrier,  President/CEO.

Don Forrester, CORE Executive Director, was greeted with a welcome sign on a recent visit to the American Children's Home in Lexington, North Carolina, our newest CORE member agency.

Welcome, American Children's Home!

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