United Counseling Service is proud to announce the appointment of Representative Kiah Morris (D-Bennington) to the United Children’s Services Board of Directors. Morris joins the board with an extensive background in community advocacy and has worked in multiple positions to support public health and education in Bennington.
“It’s an honor to join this board to help support the crucial work of UCS in assisting our youth to build a strong foundation for the future. Working with local youth and their families to improve their health and education will help to establish a strong economic base in the region moving forward. Developing health and economic viability, along with lifting people out of poverty, are all tied to this work,” said Morris.
As the Director of the Alliance for Community Transformations, a regionally based, public health coalition as part of the Bennington County Regional Commission’s Healthy Community division, Morris is actively involved in improving the local community. Morris previously served for five years as a Policy Council Representative of Bennington County Head Start. She also worked as the Domestic Violence Advocate for the Project Against Violent Encounters’ (PAVE) where she helped families that were at risk due to domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Kiah Morris is held in high regard for her work and advocacy on behalf of families in the community,” said UCS Executive Director Ralph Provenza. “Her work has strengthened the community and we’re so pleased she has agreed to become a member of the United Children’s Services Board of Directors.
Morris is a member of the Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force and is the Event Manger for the American Lung Associations Fight for Air Climb this June. She resides in Bennington with her husband, James Lawton, and together they are raising their four-year-old son, Jamal.