AUGUSTA, Maine – A celebration in honor of Debbie Dunn and her 25 years of contributions to the field of early intervention in our local community took place on Friday, June 18th at the Elks Lodge in Augusta. Dunn has served as the Site Director of Southern Kennebec Child Development Services since its inception in 1984, when it was known as “The Blue Room.” The party was attended by colleagues, legislators, local providers of children’s services, and families of the many young children whose lives were improved by the wisdom and commitment Dunn demonstrated daily in her work.
“Throughout her tenure, Debbie has been a staunch advocate for children and families,” says Children’s Center Executive Director Jonathan Leach. “She created a community-based network of providers to help children and families succeed, and she has been an activist at the State House for good public policy about children’s issues.”
Professional colleague Deb Crump speaks highly of her long-time supervisor, saying “Debbie has been an inspiration for those who worked for her. She motivates others to work hard on behalf of kids.” A large group of professional partners, family members, and friends came together at the Elks Club to enjoy a video tribute, music and dinner in honor of Debbie Dunn’s accomplishments.