Peggy Gilbey McMackin and Thomas Ward were recognized by the Montgomery County Commissioners and the Children & Youth Citizens Advisory Committee this date for their service and dedication to abused and neglected children in Montgomery County. Kevin Shayer, current chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee read proclamations issued by the County Commissioners honoring McMackin and Ward. The Citizens Advisory Committee is a group of professional volunteers who help to guide the Office of Children & Youth in its policies, procedures and activities. Ms. McMackin served on the Advisory Committee for six years serving as committee member, secretary, vice-chair and ultimately chair of the Committee. Mr. Ward served on the Citizens Advisory Committee for three decades and will be remembered most for his leadership of SuperKIDS of Montgomery County, Inc. from 1994 to 2009 which supports educational and enrichment activities of children known to the Office of Children & Youth.