WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Ann Bradford for her generous support of Centers for
  Children and Families, Incorporated, and her many contributions
  to the community; and
         WHEREAS, Ann Bradford began her longtime career in the
  service of vulnerable children and families when she joined the
  Department of Public Welfare shortly after her graduation from
  Texas Christian University; by the age of 25, she was
  supervising caseworkers who were serving families across 10
  Texas counties; she later moved to Midland, and she worked for
  eight years as an area administrator with the Texas Department
  of Human Services; and
         WHEREAS, Ann served as chief executive officer of the
  Centers for Children and Families for 13 years; during her
  tenure, the organization expanded its Post Adoption service
  provider contract with the Texas Department of Protective and
  Regulatory Services to include 188 Texas counties; Ann also
  fostered partnerships that led to advanced training
  opportunities for caseworkers and practitioners and improved
  services for clients, and she spearheaded a successful campaign
  to build a new administrative office in Midland that greatly
  increased the center's capacity to serve area children and
  families; and
         WHEREAS, A dedicated fund-raiser and community ambassador,
  Ann Bradford has remained a strong advocate for the Centers for
  to continue serving families through her ongoing support of the
  organization; a courtyard at the Centers for Children and
  Families was recently named in Ann's honor as a tribute to her
  many years of outstanding service on the organization's behalf;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby commend Ann Bradford on her exceptional
  career with Centers for Children and Families, Incorporated, and
  on her lifelong work on behalf of vulnerable children and extend
  to her best wishes in all her future endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 15, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate