WASHINGTON, DC--Today, The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, recognized South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley with its 2013 Leadership Award. During his tenure he has shown an outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking in South Dakota.
For many years, Attorney General Jackley has been actively educating parents and children about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving. Attorney General Jackley has hosted educational events at schools across the state, taped multiple public service announcements and actively used social media to encourage conversations between youth and adults about the dangers of underage drinking. Attorney General Jackley has also championed innovative programs programs such as the 24/7 program to address hardcore DUI offenders and help keep them from re-offending.
“Attorney General Jackley has provided excellent leadership for the people of South Dakota,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of The Century Council. “We can’t thank General Jackley enough for his dedication and leadership to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking by sending a clear and consistent message that it is illegal and will not be tolerated. We look forward to working with Attorney General Jackley and continuing to save lives in South Dakota.”
About The Century Council
The Century Council, is a national not-for-profit leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, The Century Council promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol and develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns which ignite action through strategic partnerships. Established in 1991, The Century Council’s initiatives are highlighted on its website at www.centurycouncil.org.