Charles “Pheeze” Kemper served as an instrumental figure in helping Lincoln County secure a children’s services fund and to establish the Lincoln County Resource Board, on which he served from its inception to his retirement at the end of 2014. Pheeze’s leadership and commitment to our county and kids helped Lincoln County cultivate a small group of concerned citizens into a formal board that currently invests more than $1 million each year into children’s mental health programs and services. The Pheeze Kemper Legacy Award recognizes community leaders who carry on Pheeze’s legacy to locally address the mental health needs of our children and youth. Winfield R-IV Superintendent Nancy Baker was recognized for her tireless advocacy, integrity and dedication to “Putting Kids First in Lincoln County.” Her work resulted in our county’s kids accessing mental health services and programs designed to enhance their educational experiences and improve the health and lives of our local children, youth and their families. Like Pheeze, Ms. Baker’s legacy will live on in our community and the LCRB is honored to recognize their immeasurable work on behalf of our kids.