SUBLETTE COUNTY – Robin Clover, the executive director of Sublette County SAFV Task Force, is the recipient of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s 2021 Lifetime Contribution award.
That announcement came in a release from WCADVSA last week. Clover will be bestowed that award at WCADVSA’s annual P.E.A.C.E. Awards on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to join the virtual reception at www.tinyurl.ye37ymdy.
Clover has dedicated over 20 years of her life to the pursuit of ending interpersonal violence and inequality in Sublette County and the state of Wyoming.
The SAFV Task Force has grown under Clover’s leadership. That organization has grown from a small office in Big Piney with a satellite shelter in the 1980s into that office with a main office in Pinedale.
“The shelter has grown and provides refuge for clients needing safety, anonymity and all the comforts of home,” a release announcing Clover’s award stated. “Clients have credited her with saving their lives and are forever linked to her through their continued success away from violence.”
Clover was also part of the Wyoming PREVENT team that won the 2005 People’s Choice Award for a presentation bringing national attention to interpersonal violence. In 2011 she co-facilitated a workshop at the 2011 National Sexual Assault Conference that connected people across America and opened dialogue about social isolation, inequality and the challenges all survivors face regardless of geographic location.
The P.E.A.C.E. Awards are given annually to acknowledge the valuable role individuals and organizations play in the effort to end violence against women and empower victims across Wyoming. The P.E.A.C.E. (Promoting Excellence in Advocacy for Change and Empowerment) Award also serves as a challenge for all to work collectively to improve life for those affected by violence in our communities and worldwide.
More information on the awards can be found at www.wyomingdvsa.org/peace-awards.