Dudley and Judy Burgess were honored with the 33rd annual William D. Barth Award from Tri-City Family Services.  They were recognized for the significant and positive impact they have had through community service in the central Kane County area.

“Judy has always been a volunteer, and I had a corporate career, so she always followed me around,” said Dudley, a retired vice president of government affairs at AT&T. “After I retired, she got me involved at TriCity Family Services”, Dudley said.

But Judy claims it was Dudley who brought his expertise to the agency when he helped launch a quality control committee and program dedicated to continuous improvement, one that would help it through the national accreditation process. “The agency needed someone who understood quality control, and Dudley worked in that area at AT&T,” Judy said. “It was a natural.”

TriCity Family Services established the Barth Award in 1985 to honor William D. Barth, a founder of the agency and a dedicated community leader.

Click here to learn more about the work Dudley and Judy have been doing in their community.