Business Champion: National Federation of Indiana Business Champion of Small Business: Indiana State Chamber of Commerce Conservation Legislator of the Year: Indiana Environmental Organizations Conservation Officers Legislator of the Year Frank OBannon Sunshine Award: Hoosier State Press Association Hancock County Mental Health Association: Time, Talents and Treasures Award. Indiana Autism Leadership Award Indiana Farm Bureau Legislator Award Indiana Health Industry Forum Award Indiana Library Federation: Legislator of the Year Indiana Public Health Association: Legislator of the Year Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Section, Legislator Award Indiana State Medical Association Legislator of the Year Indiana Wildlife Federation: Legislator of the Year Lead-safe Leadership Award Parks and Recreation Association Legislator of the Year U.S. EPA Childrens Environmental Health Recognition Award Woman of the Year: Republican Mayors Association.
Number of Grandchildren:
Two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren.
Pets (include names):
Dog, Maggie (rescued Black Lab) Cats: Alfie (rescued), Teddy and Smokey (Ragdolls).
Dr. Don I. Gard, retired Research Scientist in Animal Nutrition at Eli Lilly & Co.