Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors BGCOP Leader

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors BGCOP Leader

 

Congratulations, Tim! The Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently presented the prestigious Horizon Award to Tim Blaylock, the Club’s chief professional officer.

 

The Horizon Award is presented annually to the chief professional officer in the Pacific Region who exemplifies professionalism through their work including organizational development and advancement of the Boys & Girls Club Movement both regionally and nationally.

 

Blaylock was nominated by BGCA staff and peers and selected from among 189 chief professional officers in the region with five or more years of experience. Angela Ware, vice president of the BGCA Pacific Region, presented him the award on Oct. 18 at the 2013 Pacific Leadership Conference.

 

“A Horizon winner has the vision to go beyond the everyday and sees beyond the horizon. These individuals become mentors and role models not only within their local organization, but are leaders throughout the BGCA Movement,” said Ware during the presentation. “As a leader, Tim realizes this vision by inspiring and investing in his professional staff, and enlisting caring and committed volunteers toward a shared goal and hope for building great futures for kids.”

 

“I was humbled, grateful and really surprised by this honor. We do this work because it is important, not for the recognition,” said Blaylock. “I’m proud to work for a great organization, a wonderful board of directors and an incredible staff. This award represents all of our collective work to help those children that need us most.”

Blaylock has led BGCOP through a period of dramatic growth, with particular emphasis on serving children in nontraditional environments, including public housing, schools and a juvenile justice facility.

His proudest accomplishments include refurbishing the Harriet H. Samuelsson Clubhouse, starting the first Boys & Girls Club located inside a juvenile justice facility in California, and leading the charge with the SHAPE program to eradicate childhood obesity. He has had one youth who was selected as the National Youth of the Year award, and one National Youth of the Year Runner-up, as well as many youth who have won county, state and regional awards in various program areas, thanks to his guidance during his years in the Boys & Girls Club Movement.

 

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