Local Mayor Receives Humanitarian Of Year Award From Narconon Facility

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Mayor Kevin Priddle recipient of award given yearly by drug rehab center in observance of continued help and support for drug-free lives in his community.

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“Mayor Priddle is a man encompassed by a heart for his community. He strives daily to better the city of McAlester and its citizens."

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This year the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has presented Mayor of McAlester Kevin Priddle with their Humanitarian of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given yearly to one person or group who has shown a sincere desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others through drug addiction help, prevention and community activities. Priddle is the first recipient of the award.

Priddle is currently the Vice President of The Bank N.A. in McAlester. He has 30 years experience in the banking industry. Priddle moved to Oklahoma in 2004 from Kansas. He is very involved in the McAlester community as both the Mayor of McAlester and on many Committees and Boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Pride in McAlester, the Hospital Authority Board and Foundation Boards, past President of the United Way, and on the Kiamichi Technology Executive Council.

President of the McAlester Chamber of Commerce, Tanaye Harvanek had the following comment about Priddle. “Mayor Priddle is a man encompassed by a heart for his community,” she says. “He strives daily to better the city of McAlester and its citizens. Whether it be leading our city government, acting as a mentor to our children, being a spokesman for our nonprofits or sharing his love and talent to benefit others and their organizations, Mayor Priddle is consistently giving of himself. Kevin is not only a Mayor, he is a friend to McAlester and its people.”

Kevin is also a professional guitarist and his group the “Sunset Band” is tremendously sought after for their strong vocals and variety of music. He has performed at many venues in Southeastern Oklahoma and is an active member and a leader of “Take McAlester Back,” a group formed to get drugs out and arts in, in the city of McAlester and all over the state.

“The best thing I can say about Kevin Priddle is he has the best positive attitude of anyone I have met. He inspires each one of us to work hard for the city,” says Pete Stasiak, City Manager of McAlester. “It’s his tireless energetic attitude that keeps us going and doing nice things for the city on a day to day basis.”

“Kevin Priddle is a true example of a humanitarian,” says John Bitinas, Director of Drug Education at Narconon. “His tireless commitment to this community has created a lasting change that will not be forgotten.”

For more information call Narconon Arrowhead at 800-468-6933 or log onto http://www.stopaddiction.com.

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