Families in Miami Lakes whose loved ones have special needs know that Vivian Levy has their concerns at heart.
She is the former chair and currently is the vice chair of the town’s Special Needs Advisory Board.
And on Aug. 12, Citizens Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County recognized her with its Citizens Involvement Award.
Levy was nominated for the honor by Miami-Dade Police Officer Robin Amador, the town’s community service officer.
Levy was honored for her efforts on behalf of residents, including the creation of the special needs registry that helps to identify participants to law enforcement, with a goal of keeping them safe during emergencies.
“I’m very grateful to Officer Robin Amador for nominating me,” Levy said. “I share the credit with the Special Needs Advisory Board and town staff, who also worked on the special needs registry with me.”
Amador and Miami Lakes Councilwoman Marilyn Ruano accepted the award on Levy’s behalf during the organization’s 47th annual dinner held at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon hotel.