The McKinney Chamber of Commerce, in recognizing the importance, and increasingly large share, of women in the workforce supports programs such as the Women’s Alliance of McKinney, and the annual McKinney Magazine Top 25 Women in Business award. Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director of CLC, was among the McKinney business women honored with the magazine’s 2015 award.
McKinney Magazine invited readers to identify women they believe “make outstanding contributions to the community, through their professional lives as well as their civic commitments”. All nominees were reviewed by an impartial and independent selection committee of area business professionals, who then narrowed the list to the final 25. Honorees represent a diverse range of businesses and non-profit organizations across an array of categories.
Community Lifeline Center is a McKinney-based human services organization serving the needs of those facing short term crisis in Collin County. Christine Hockin-Boyd has served as Executive Director of the organization since 2008, and under her stewardship the organization has grown, and now meets the needs of over 12,000 area residents per year. Funded by grants, and individual and corporate donations, CLC’s goal is to keep families together, in their home, with utilities turned on and healthy food on the table, and –where possible – assist their return to economic independence. CLC services include the Lifeline Market, and diverse life and job skills training programs.
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