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GMC’s Jane Reed Ross awarded Jefferson County’s Public Health Champion Award

April 6, 2023 · People

Dr. Mark Wilson, Health Officer for the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCHD), presented the Public Health Champion Award to Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) Senior Landscape Architect Jane Reed Ross at the county’s annual Public Health Address on April 4, 2023.

The Public Health Champion Award is presented to an organization or individual that has made a significant contribution to public health in the community. Ross was recognized with the award for her work developing green spaces, parks, trails and other inspiring places that support active lifestyles and improve health and quality of life in the Birmingham community. 

“It has been an honor working with Dr. Wilson and JCHD throughout the years. JCHD funded our work for the Red Rock Trail Master Plan in 2010, along with the Freshwater Land Trust,” Ross said. “These partnerships are so important in our work of building communities and improving the quality of life in our area.”

During her tenure with GMC, Ross has been an advocate for promoting public health through projects she and her team have designed including the Red Rock Ridge Trail Master Plan, Rotary Trail, Shades Creek Greenway, Jones Valley Trail, Hugh Kaul Trail, Enon Ridge Trail, Birmingham Zoo arrival experience, UAB campus projects and more.

“We have won design awards for many of these projects over the years, but this is the first award that directly speaks to our work improving health in our communities, and we are very pleased to have that recognition.”