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State Representative Katie A. Edwards and local businessman Joseph Eppy were the recipients of the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award. The two were honored at the Humanitarian of the Year Gala on April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Signature Grand in Davie.
A Broward native and resident of the City of Plantation, Katie A. Edwards was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 and has sponsored and passed significant legislation, most notably in the areas of criminal justice reform, private property rights protection and medical marijuana. Edwards serves on key Florida House committees including the Judiciary Committee, Health & Human Services Committee, Higher Education & Workforce Committee and the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee. Among her many awards, she received the 2013 Champion for the Elderly in 2013 from The Florida Health Care Association. Edwards served on the City of Plantation Planning and Zoning Board from 2011-2012 and continues her vast civic engagement by participating in leadership positions at many community entities.
As the president of the financial firm The Eppy Group, Joseph Eppy has been an active member of the community for over 20 years. Eppy is the current president of the constituency board of the Florida Atlantic University - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and is a board member of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation as well as the Season’s Hospice board and the Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board. Joe is a member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Broward County and is a member of their Legacy Circle, endowing his gift to them in perpetuity. He serves on the Tocqueville steering committee and the endowment committee. Joe maintains a corporate sponsorship with the Jewish Federation of Broward County and gives passionately to LifeNet4Families along with many other programs throughout Broward county, truly believing in making the community in which he lives a letter place.
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