John Crawford, Education Manager for the Administrative Office of the Courts, received the 2022 Public Service Award at the Tennessee State Clerks of Court Education Conference.
Crawford was presented with a certificate that reads: “In recognition of an awesome job of dedicated service for the Court Clerk’s Education Conferences and outstanding assistance to the State Court Clerk’s Association of Tennessee for just being there to answer our questions. We thank you!”
“I really appreciate this award from the Clerks and was certainly blindsided by it,” said Crawford. “It's a great privilege to be of service to our state judiciary, and I thank God on a daily basis for the opportunity to work with and for some of the most wonderful people I've ever known. Any accolades I might receive are in direct proportion to the professionalism of the Education Team and their "Can-Do" attitude.”
Gary Behler, Juvenile Court Clerk of Hamilton County and 2022 Conference President, presented the award. He said it was originally intended to be presented at a holiday dinner in December. Crawford was unable to attend the dinner, so the clerks decided to surprise him with the award at the May 2023 conference.