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BMV Receives Awards From American Association Of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Updated August 30, 2016 7:23 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), announced that the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has presented the BMV with two awards at the organization's international conference in Williamsburg, Va.

The BMV received the International Community Service Award for agency employees supporting Indianapolis Public School 44 and the Pace Award in AAMVA's Division IV Special Events for the BMV Booth at the Indiana State Fair.

"It was my pleasure to accept this Community Service Award on behalf of our generous employees," said Abernathy. "As an agency, we have helped to donate thousands of food, clothing and school supply items to our School 44 family throughout the years."

The BMV has partnered with School 44 since 2009 and, with the help of the school, has led multiple fundraising efforts for the children, families and teachers within the community. School 44 is less than five miles from the BMV's Central Office. Most of the children who attend the school live below the poverty income level.

The second award, under AAMVA's Division IV Special Events category, is for the BMV Booth at the Indiana State Fair.

"Each year our employees take pride in setting up and operating our mobile branch location at the state fair," said Abernathy. "Many fair goers look forward to visiting the booth and renewing their driver's license or vehicle registration, picking up forms or brochures and trying our driving and motorcycle riding simulators," he added. "More than 1,000 transactions were done at the booth during last year's fair and this year, Hoosiers could even vote on a new license plate design."

The mobile branch at the state fair also included a Self Service Terminal (SST) where customers can renew vehicle registrations by way of a touch screen.

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in those areas, and acts as the international spokesman for such interests.

Founded in 1933, AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States, Canada and Mexico who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws.



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