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Rev. Robert Marty of Mexico was the recent recipient of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Chair Award, which is given to a CTF board member, grantee or other individual who displays outstanding service and support to CTF and its mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Nanci Bobrow, Ph.D, CTF chair, presented the award to Rev. Marty during the CTF annual fall board meeting October 18 in Jefferson City.

Rev. Marty was appointed to the CTF Board in 2002 by Governor Bob Holden.  He is an ordained minister and serves as pastor of Midway Christian Church in Mexico.  He is a former Mexico Board of Education president, city council member and Mayor of Mexico.

“He is known as an advocate for children and families,” said Bobrow.  “He is a compassionate person and approaches each task with a positive outlook.  He brings careful attention to each issue, discussion and decision, while adding a dose of wit and humor to each board meeting.”

Created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1983, CTF is Missouri’s foundation for child abuse and neglect prevention and works through grant distribution, education and awareness.