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Conyers 911 Center Manager Trish Woodward was recently honored as the 2009 Director of the Year at the Georgia Emergency Communications Conference in September.

Woodward was nominated and selected by her peers in the Georgia chapters of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). This was the first year APCO and NENA held a joint Georgia Emergency Communications Conference.

"Trish is certainly deserving of this award," said Conyers Police Chief David Cathcart. "This year she was particularly instrumental in overseeing the modernization of our 911 center," he said, referring to the federal grant secured to fund the update.

Woodward was recognized at the conference along with other award winners: LaToya Hinton (Telecommunicator of the Year, Fulton County 911), Randall Ramirez (Supervisor of the Year, Athens-Clarke County 911), Oconee County 911 and Habersham County 911 (joint award for Team 911) and Cherokee County 911 (Communications Center of the Year).