Dennis Horton receives an award from Nancy Bailey, Mountain Empire Older Citizens Board of Directors, honoring his decades of outstanding and dedicated service to older persons and persons with disabilities in Virginia’s Lenowisco Planning District from the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Board of Directors and MEOC staff. Horton retired on May 31 after 41 years of service to MEOC, the area agency on aging for Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton. Horton began his career at MEOC in 1978 and served in many roles, including deputy director. Most recently he served as executive director of the Junction Center for Independent Living and as special projects coordinator for MEOC.

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