On October 7, 2020, in a small, outdoor gathering at the Mosaic Sound Collective in East Austin, Communities for Recovery presented Laura Sovine, LMSW-AP, with the “Mac” McLester 2020 Champion of Recovery Award.
Ms. Sovine, who is currently Executive Director of the Sobering Center-Austin, has distinguished herself by working in recovery for more than 10 years in a variety of leadership positions . CforR is delighted to recognize her dedication to recovery in the Austin/Central Texas area. The award was presented by the Honorable Nancy Hohengarten, 2019 winner, Raul Garcia, 2018 winner, and Darrin Acker, Executive Director of Communities for Recovery.
The atmosphere was festive and celebratory and a box lunch was served after the award ceremony.
This award is typically presented at the annual CforR Lifebuilder Luncheon, but the 2020 luncheon was rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid 19. We appreciate the Mosaic Sound Collective allowing us to use their beautiful atrium for this very special event!