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Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia’s sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Lori Geary of WSB-TV and Christi Paul of CNN co-hosted the event to raise awareness of key safety issues and honor Atlanta’s leaders who exemplify a long-term commitment and passion for helping keep Georgia’s children safe.
Martin is a longtime member of the Gainesville/Hall County coalition, serving as coalition coordinator for the past eight years. Before becoming coordinator, she was a volunteer for 10 years and was named Volunteer of the Year twice.
The licensed practical nurse has certifications as a child passenger safety technician instructor, a Georgia Poison Control Center poison prevention educator, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation cybersafety instructor and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Heartsaver instructor. She is also a former Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. instructor. Martin serves several organizations, including the Lanier Child Passenger Safety Task Force, Safe Kids Worldwide Advisory Council, Lanier Water Safety Task Force and the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County, among many others.
Martin lives in Maysville and has a 19-year-old daughter, Macy, who is pursuing a nursing degree.
For more information about Safe Kids/Gainesville/Hall County, call 770-219-8095 or visit its Facebook page.