I am deeply impressed and even humbled when someone has a commitment to changing the world and spending a major part of their life to making this planet a better place to live. It’s not something you see every day. As a society, we don’t tend to offer a lot of support to people who choose this difficult journey. But I thank my lucky stars that someone has the backbone to step up and he’s our own home-boy City Council President Eric Garcettii.
Today he’s being honored with the 2006 New Frontiers award given by Senator Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy in Boston. He’s being honored with this award along with Jane Leu, Founder and Executive Director of Upwardly Global.
The New Frontier Awards was created a couple of years ago to honor young Americans under the age of 40 (and Eric is still just a baby at 35) who are changing their communities – and the country – with their commitment to public service. The two awards are presented annually to two exceptional young Americans whose contributions in elective office and non-elective community service or advocacy demonstrate the impact and the value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy.
Right on Eric! Big congragulations! We love you!