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Fourth from right, Mary Sullivan-Thomas. 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the area’s largest nonprofit law firm, honored twelve individuals and organizations on Aug. 16 with awards in recognition of their commitment to volunteer work and community service during the “2019 For The Common Good Awards” ceremony. 

More than 200 guests gathered at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton to honor the dedication and outstanding contributions of these twelve awardees. Lincoln County resident Mary Sullivan-Thomas was awarded the Eddie Mae Binion Community Service Award, named for being a noted community activist and long-time client board member.

The nomination submitted by LSEM attorney Laura Williams-Roberts stated, “Mary Sullivan-Thomas is a leading figure in domestic violence advocacy, working alongside Legal Services to bring justice and healing.”

As Chair of Lincoln County Domestic Board since 1988, Ms. Sullivan-Thomas is instrumental in facilitating the Domestic Violence Court Advisory Committee. The committee focuses on the coordinated community response to domestic violence in Lincoln County, coordinating the efforts of law enforcement, the courts, medical providers and domestic violence advocates to better serve the community.  Mary also provides invaluable advocacy, training and support for those working with domestic violence survivors in Lincoln County. For more information, please visit