Mayor Carson Ross is proud to announce that the 2010 Missouri Municipal League Westgate Division’s recipient of the “Civic Leadership Award” was Blue Springs residents, Reverend Doctor Ed “Doc” Golden.
The Civic Leadership Award celebrates the work of outstanding business and civic leaders and their contributions to the improvement of their communities. Mayor Carson Ross describes Golden as an “extraordinary resident that has enabled positive growth and community partnerships in Blue Springs.”
Golden was honored at the Missouri Municipal League’s Civic Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Gladstone Community Center in Gladstone, Missouri.
Ed currently serves as Chaplain for the Blue Springs Police Department and Inter-City Fire Protection District in Kansas City. He is also the Volunteers In Police Service volunteer supervisor, managing the day to day operation of the program under the guidance of the Crime Prevention Supervisor. Golden is the founder of the Community and Youth Outreach Unit (CYOU) Scholarship that awards college scholarships to Unit graduates. Ed has been a constant supporter, mentor and volunteer with the CYOU since 1994.
Ed was awarded the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award for more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service in 2009.
Golden is the Founder and President of Celebration of Life Counseling & Consulting. He has been published in magazines, and other periodicals on Personal and Spiritual Development, Motivation and Goal Achievement, Addiction Recovery, Family and Marriage issues, in articles, poetry, programs, and books. Current works include, "From Skid Row To The Front Row, or When Drugs And Poverty Stop Working". Ed is also the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Operation Thermal Reunion, Inc., a not for profit organization that hosts charity golf tournaments to raise funds to purchase Thermal Imaging cameras for fire fighters.
“I am honored to recognize ‘Doc’ Golden for his amazing commitment of service and the contributions he has made to the City of Blue Springs,” said Mayor Ross. “It is with gratitude that I extend this honor for his many years of work to make our City one of progress and promise.”