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Urban League honors UW-Madison’s Crim

October 25, 2010

Dawn Crim, UW–Madison special assistant for community relations, was named a Young Professional of the Year by the Urban League of Greater Madison.

The award was presented during the 2010 Greater Madison Leadership Summit on Oct. 22.

 The award honors women and men who have made a difference in the lives of others through community service, a commitment to diversity and those who are proven leaders in their business, profession or life’s work. Award recipients have demonstrated a continued effort to improve the quality of life for everyone by living out the mission of the Urban League in their daily activities through their volunteerism, civic or community engagement. Award recipients also serve as role models and mentors for young professionals, people of color and others. 

In her position at UW–Madison, Crim focuses on four main areas: local government, local business and civic organizations, local educational institutions and outreach. Engagement with these entities focuses on policy development and their impact on the university. Crim oversees the Villager Mall Campus Community Partnerships Office and is working on South Madison economic and community development.

She has been involved with a number of high-profile initiatives at UW–Madison, including staffing the Labor Licensing Policy Committee, which addresses worker rights issues of companies licensed to produce UW apparel, and working with the Madison mayor’s office to develop a jointly funded position on alcohol policy to address the alcohol use and abuse in the city. Crim also led the development of a community publication, Spectrum Magazine, that highlights diversity in the Madison area.

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