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Recap: DANA Spotlight on Safety

Big thanks to all of you for coming out on a rainy November evening for DANA’s Spotlight on Safety at Ballet Austin. There was a lot to see and hear at this event.  (view all the photos taken by photographer Jerome Huaulme here)

From medals awarded by Chief Acevedo to two super star downtown bike patrol officers…

APD Medal Recipients:
Ofc. Michael Schultheis, Meritorious Service
Ofc. Duane Williams, Superior Service

…to a ticker tape celebration of community, police and prosecution heroes

5th St Community 2011 Sheepdog Award Recipients:
George and Suzanne Armstrong, 5th St Community Watch
Cpl Eric Cleveland, Austin Police Dept
Jason English, Assistant District Attorney for the Downtown Community
Bill Brice, Downtown Austin Alliance Security and Maintenance Director

…to a panel of city leaders listening and responding to downtown resident and business concerns

Panel Members:
Mike Levy, Public Safety Commissioner
Mike Martinez, City Council Member
Chief Acevedo, Austin Police Department
Rosemary Lehmberg, Travis District Attorney
Jamie Lagarde, Panel Moderator

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our tremendous downtown sponsors who we can’t thank enough!

Sponsors:
Ballet Austin
Downtown Austin Alliance
Austin City Living
Luke’s Locker
Centurion Property Management
El Sol y La Luna
P.F. Changs
Thistle Cafe

Media Coverage of the event can be replayed at the following links:
Fox   Downtown Safety Discussed at Meeting
KXAN   Downtown Meeting Focused on Safety