Commissioner Angel recognized with a Outstanding Program Champion Award
(DOVER) - Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Allan F. Angel was recently recognized with the Caremark/National Association of Counties (NACo) second annual Outstanding Program Champion Award. Commissioner Angel was selected for this honor due to his work in bringing the Prescription Discount Drug Card to Kent County and for encouraging neighboring counties to participate in the program.
“It has been a great program for the residents of Kent County,” said Commissioner Angel. “We have been successful in significantly reducing the cost of prescription medications for those in need.”
The Prescription Drug Discount Card was launched in October 2007. In August of 2011 the program had 670 participating residents resulting in a savings of $33,006.51.
According to CVS Caremark statement, “programs as successful as the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program achieve such high levels of success with important people championing the program.
“Through the years, we’ve had a lot of county officials who have supported the program, but there’s a select handful that not only promote the program within their county, but also to the neighboring counties and states around them and across the country. They do if for the same reason they went into office – simply to help others. It’s a great example of public service and ultimately a testament to their character.”
Richard Cecil, Executive Director of the Delaware Association of Counties, was on hand at Tuesday’s Levy Court meeting to present Commissioner Angel with the award of behalf of NACo. Commissioner Angel was also publically recognized during the annual NACo conference in Portland, Oregon although he was not in attendance.