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DDSD names Moore Citizen of the Year

February 22, 2014 • Local News

Jesse Moore recently received the award for Successful Community Citizen of the Year during the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) annual statewide awards ceremony. (Courtesy Photo)

Local Jesse Moore was recently recognized as the Citizen of the Year during the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) annual statewide awards ceremony, according to a release from Tobosa Developmental Services.

Moore has been part of Tobosa for more than 10 years and during that time, has shown great potential, the organization said. When he is not being the social butterfly that he is, Moore spends his time working at Papa Murphy’s and volunteering at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Roswell. The last two years have also brought further opportunities, testing his freedom and independence.

In early 2013, Moore made the transition from Tobosa’s Adult Services Program to full-fledged independent living.

On Dec. 12, 2013, Jesse was invited to attend the DDSD awards ceremony and when the final award was announced, the Citizen of the Year award, it was Moore’s name that was called.

According to the organization, Moore’s success story is just one of many Tobosa witnesses every day. The organization recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, something it said could not have happened without the continued support of the Roswell community.

Tobosa said in the release its vision for the future is that all people live personally fulfilling lives and that it is committed to helping with that goal for another 35 years.

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