GAINESVILLE, Ga. — 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 held Friday, October 10, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Lori Geary, WSB-TV, and Christi Paul, 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 long-time 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 twice named Volunteer of the Year. She is an LPN; a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor; a Georgia Poison Control Center certified Poison Prevention Educator; a Georgia Bureau of Investigation certified Cybersafety Instructor; American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Heartsaver Certified Instructor; and 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.
About Safe Kids/Gainesville/Hall County
Created in 1992, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County is one of 32 coalitions in Georgia dedicated to the prevention of accidental injuries, a leading killer of children 14 and younger. In 2014, members of Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County provided 352 programs and events reaching an estimated 59,000 children and their families, teachers and caregivers. Through these programs, more than 4,695 safety devices were distributed to families in need. Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County is led by Northeast Georgia Medical Center and funded by The Medical Center Foundation’s Healthy Journey Campaign. For more information, call 770-219-8095 or follow us on Facebook.
Photo (L to R): Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, Gainesville Police; Chief Scott Cagle, Hall County Fire; First Lady Sandra Deal, Christy Moore, Manager of Community Health Improvement for NGMC; Kimberly Martin, Gainesville/Hall County Safe Kids Coordinator; Chief Jerome Yarbrough, Gainesville Fire