After wrapping up her address as the keynote speaker of the Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday night at Arborwood, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch had one last duty — present the Governor’s Leadership Award to a very surprised Jordan Brewer.
“He’s an office holder, a young farmer,” said Crouch. “He’s someone that’s had his hands full, had plenty of his plate and yet chose to be a public servant in order to give back to Clinton County and make Clinton County better.”
Brewer, who is the president of the Clinton County Commissioners, said the award was “very unexpected.”
“I had no clue,” said Brewer. “I’m speechless from the standpoint that I was honored to receive this. I had community members that nominated me. Ultimately, it’s not about me. It’s about serving the people of Clinton County.”
Brewer added he was appreciative of so many people.
“I’m thankful for the Republican Party and the leadership we have here in Clinton County,” said Brewer. “I’m grateful there were people that pushed me to this position. Now, that I’m here, I really enjoy it and working for Clinton County.”
Crouch leads the Indiana Senate every day it is in session. She is also a member of the Indiana Mental Health Roundtable.
“Some of the things that we’ve been involved in is we’ve put together op-ed pieces in favor of Senate Bill 1, which is moving through the General Assembly, which will end up establishing the 98 infrastructure for the suicide hotline,” said Crouch. “In addition to that, it is looking at creating mobile response teams.”
Crouch added they are hosting a Mental Health Summit in Indianapolis on May 16.