Dixon…Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) was honored on Friday by the Illinois Psychological Association with their “Legislator of the Year” Award for 2017. The Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) presented Demmer with the Award for his public and personal commitment to ensuring that those with mental illness received access to quality and affordable treatment.
Rep. Demmer serves on the House Human Services-Appropriations Committee, the House Human Services Committee, and as Republican Spokesperson of the House Mental Health Committee and Substance Abuse Subcommittee. “I am proud to work toward mental health recovery for the hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans battling these issues every day,” said Rep. Demmer. “The Illinois Psychological Association has been a leading voice in Springfield dealing with mental health services and funding. I am proud to be honored by them for my work on these issues and I thank them for the work they do every day for Illinois families.”
Founded more than 60 years, the Illinois Psychological Association is the largest professional association of psychologists with over 1,200 Illinois members and works closely with the American Psychological Association and its 150,000 members nationwide. IPA feted Demmer at their Annual Conference on Friday, November 3rd in Schaumburg.