In Good Company

Anna Arage, Gulf Bend Center's director of financial services, has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Gulf Bend Center received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2012. Arage is the person principally responsible for preparing this report.

The Jackson County Commissioners Court recently appointed Dr. Sylvester B. Walleck to be a trustee on Gulf Bend Center's board. Dr. Walleck has served on numerous committees, boards and organizations during his 34-year professional career. Walleck is active in the Edna Lions Club, Edna Rotary Club and Jackson County Retired School Personnel as well as the Jackson County Historical Commission. He is currently a trustee on the Texas State Support Foundation.