Director Beavers receives Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award


Director Beavers accepting awardWhile at the 12th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference hosted by the Center for Alcohol Policy, Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Debbi Beavers received the Seventh Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award.

Director Beavers has served the state at ABC for more than 15 years and has been in the role of Director since January 2015.

“I’m honored to have been nominated for this award following the successful implementation of the biggest change to the liquor industry in Kansas in many years,” Beavers said.

“The Center works diligently to promote public health and safety through a responsible state-based alcohol regulatory system and strives to educate regulators on the importance of prioritizing public safety when enforcing state law,” said Center for Alcohol Policy Advisor Jerry Oliver. “The Center is proud to present its annual award to someone who shares those same values, day in and day out.”

In its announcement The Center for Alcohol Policy said it chose Beavers to receive this award because “she has led with an appropriate focus on ensuring an orderly and fair marketplace and advocating for responsible policies that protect the well-being of all Kansans.”

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