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CITY OF LOS ANGELES RESOLUTION Hungarian Revolution 56th Anniversary WHEREAS, on October 23,1956, hundreds of thousands ofHungarians from all walks of life would join university students in a peaceful call for democracy and an end to the brutal and oppressive Soviet-dominated Hungarian communist government; and WHEREAS, peaceful protestors were fired upon by the Hungarian Security Police killing hundreds and triggering the bloody fight for freedom and democracy and the first tear in the Iron Curtain: and WHEREAS, millions of Hungarians, students and workers, men, women and children, would rise up against impossible odds and risk their lives to take part in their noble fight for freedom and democracy; and WHEREAS, the Hungarian Freedom Fighters, students and workers, men, women and children, who rose up against impossible odds and risked their lives to take part in their noble fight for freedom and democracy, were able to establish a revolutionary government that released political prisoners, including major church leaders, took steps to establish a multi-party democracy, called for the withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Hungary, announced Hungary's withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact, and requested United Nations assistance in establishing Hungarian neutrality; and WHEREAS, the Soviet Union launched a massive military counteroffensive against the revolt, sending tens of thousands of additional troops from the Soviet Union and launched air strikes, artillery bombardments and coordinated tank-infantry actions involving some 6,000 tanks which, remarkably, the outnumbered and under-equipped Hungarian Army and Hungarian Freedom Fighters resisted for several days; and WHEREAS, Prime Minister Imre Nagy was seized by Soviet security forces, despite assurances of safe passage for him to leave the Yugoslav Embassy in Budapest where he sought asylum, and was taken to Rumania and subsequently tried and executed; and WHEREAS, thousands of Hungarians were tortured, tried and executed by the post- 1956 Hungarian government; and

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Hungarian Revolution 56th Anniversary
WHEREAS, on October 23,1956, hundreds of thousands ofHungarians from all walks of life would join university students in a peaceful call for democracy and an end to the brutal and oppressive Soviet-dominated Hungarian communist government; and
WHEREAS, peaceful protestors were fired upon by the Hungarian Security Police killing hundreds and triggering the bloody fight for freedom and democracy and the first tear in the Iron Curtain: and
WHEREAS, millions of Hungarians, students and workers, men, women and children, would rise up against impossible odds and risk their lives to take part in their noble fight for freedom and democracy; and
WHEREAS, the Hungarian Freedom Fighters, students and workers, men, women and children, who rose up against impossible odds and risked their lives to take part in their noble fight for freedom and democracy, were able to establish a revolutionary government that released political prisoners, including major church leaders, took steps to establish a multi-party democracy, called for the withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Hungary, announced Hungary's withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact, and requested United Nations assistance in establishing Hungarian neutrality; and
WHEREAS, the Soviet Union launched a massive military counteroffensive against the revolt, sending tens of thousands of additional troops from the Soviet Union and launched air strikes, artillery bombardments and coordinated tank-infantry actions involving some 6,000 tanks which, remarkably, the outnumbered and under-equipped Hungarian Army and Hungarian Freedom Fighters resisted for several days; and
WHEREAS, Prime Minister Imre Nagy was seized by Soviet security forces, despite assurances of safe passage for him to leave the Yugoslav Embassy in Budapest where he sought asylum, and was taken to Rumania and subsequently tried and executed; and
WHEREAS, thousands of Hungarians were tortured, tried and executed by the post- 1956 Hungarian government; and
WHEREAS, more than 200,000 Hungarians fled their country in the aftermath of the Soviet suppression of the Hungarian uprising, and over 47,000 of these people eventually were able to settle in the United States where they have contributed greatly to the intellectual strength, cultural diversity and the economic might of this country; and
WHEREAS, the uprising of the Hungarian people in 1956 dramatically confirmed the widespread contempt in which the Hungarians held the Soviet Union and the underlying weakness of the communist system imposed by Soviet authorities in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the strength of popular support for democratic principles and the right of the Hungarian people to determine their own national destiny; and
WHEREAS, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution unmasked the true nature of the Soviet system, contributing to the disintegration of communist parties in the West and across the globe; and
WHEREAS, the Hungarians in 1989 dismantled the Iron Curtain and permitted East Germans safe passage to the West, actions that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall; and
WHEREAS, on October 23,1989, the Republic of Hungary proclaimed its independence, and in 1990 the Hungarian Parliament officially designated October 23rd as a Hungarian national holiday, indicating that the legacy of the 1956 Revolution continues to inspire Hungarians to this day; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 1999, the Government of Hungary, reflecting the will of the Hungarian people, formally acceded to the North Atlantic Treaty and became a member ofNATO and on May 1, 2004, Hungary became a full member of the European Union:
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that by the adoption of this resolution, the Los Angeles City Council does hereby declare October 23, 2012 as 11 Hungarian Freedom Day" and commend the people of Hungary as they mark the 56th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
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OCT '1 6 2012
TomLaBonge Councilmember, 4th District
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
K-Earth 101 40th Anniversary
WHEREAS, K-Earth 101 is a U.S. oldies radio station located in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles Area. Its signal covers an extremely large area, due in part to height upon Mt. Wilson, and sometimes can be heard as far south as San Diego and Tijuana, as far east as Victorville, as far west as Santa Barbara and as far north as Baker, California; and
WHEREAS, KRTH first signed on August 11, 1941 with the call letters K45LA, broadcasting on 44.5 MHz FM. After World War II, when the FCC mandated the 88-108 MHz range, the station was moved to 99.7 FM, and the call letters were changed to KHJ-FM, after its then-sister AM station KHJ. In 1948, KHJ-FM moved yet again to its current broadcast frequency of 101.1 FM, today making it Los Angeles' longest running, continuous FM broadcast station; and
WHEREAS, in 1972, there was a switch to what was then called a "gold" format, featuring older hit songs from the past. At the time, this was a novel idea since most stations played current music, with a few older songs mixed in; and
WHEREAS, with the switch in format came a new moniker, 11K-Earth 101," which was named after the first 11Earth Day11 which had debuted to much fanfare the year before. The call letters were thus switched to KRTH. The jingle, "K-Earth 101" was also introduced at this time. It directly echoed the sound and notes of the jingle from KHJ-AM, the station where many of these ''gold" songs had originally been played. (KHJ-AM was still on the air at this point, but was playing current Top 40 songs.); and
WHEREAS, during the 1970s and early 1980s, K-Earth vacillated between this "gold11 format and an adult contemporary format. Current music was played, to varying degrees, throughout this period, though the focus was almost always on the past; and
WHEREAS, by 1985, K-Earth shifted to what was becoming known as an "oldies" format, adopting the motto "Classic Rock and Roll." KRTH began promoting its "Good Time Oldies" image with frequent TV ads featuring Beach Boys music, classic cars, palms, and the ever present K-Earthjingle. The songs featured were from 1955-1984, though the focus was largely on the late 1960s and early 1970s. Doo-wop, early rock, Motown, girl groups, Elvis, and the Beatles were the mainstays of the station's music mix; and
WHEREAS, during the early and mid 1980s, K-Earth 101 would even feature huge specialties, including the #1 music weekend over the Labor Day Weekend. Every L.A. #1 song would be played in chronological order (utilizing the older KHJ radio charts and other local charts) from 1955 through 1985; and
WHEREAS, the K-Earth 101 personalities over the years included Robert W. Morgan, The Real Don Steele, Gary Bryan, Jim Carson, Shotgun Tom Kelly, Christina Kelley, Charlie Van Dyke, Jhani Kaye, Brian Beirne,
"Mr. Rock 'N Roll," Charlie Tuna, Joni Caryl, Bob Shannon, Roger Christian, Dave Hull "The Hullabalooler, 11
Johnny Hayes, Brother John; and
WHEREAS, K-EARTH 101 is acknowledged for its milestone of celebrating 40 years on air; and
WHEREAS, on Sunday October 21,2012, K-EARTH 101 will be holding a concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. So appropriately named, the event is called "FANTASY FEST: THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS'' where one will be magically transported back to the 1960s ... 70s ... and 80s ... with pop culture sights and sounds that will amaze everyone that attends with tributes to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Neil Diamond and Michael Jackson:
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that by the adoption of this resolution, the Los Angeles City Council hereby congratulates K-EARTH 101 on their 40th Anniversary for providing historic rock 'n' roll to all Angelinos to enjoy. Furthermore the Los Angeles City Council recognizes the contributions that K-EARTH 101 has made to the radio industry and to the City of Los Angeles. K-EARTH you are truly an angel in the City of Angels!
Councilmember, 4th District
OCT 1 6 2012
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SECONDED BY: LC~ ALL MEMBERS
Form 99
ROB MACHADO
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO is a living legend as one of the surting's all-time greatest athletes, and
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO has been an advocate on behalf of young people affected by spinal cord injury through his support of Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; and
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO has been a catalyst for the success of Life Rolls On - They Will Surf Again program, serving as chairman of the inaugural 2004 event, which has blossomed into a bi-coastal, award-winning program welcoming participants from as far as Canada, Germany, the UK and Australia; and
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO has raised awareness about spinal cord injury to millions of people by promoting this cause and supporting numerous LRO events and activities; and
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO has donated his time and thousands of dollars to Life Rolls On quality of life efforts; and
WHEREAS, ROB MACHADO is a world-renowned humanitarian as founder of the Rob Machado Foundation through which he creates brighter tomorrows for the children and communities of today:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that by the adoption of this resolution, the Los Angeles City Council hereby commends ROB MACHADO for his commitment to improving the quality of life for young people with spinal cord injury and salutes his efforts as the 2012 Night by the Ocean Leadership Award Honoree.
October 16, 2012
RESOLUTION
Wilshire FamilySource Center Operated by Oakwood Family Resource Center
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers the City's FamilySource System, which is comprised oftwenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the City's FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by community-based organizations including Wilshire FamilySource Center, which is operated by El Centro de Ayuda Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Wilshire FamilySource Center operated by Oakwood Family Resource Center was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Wilshire FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
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TON CARDENAS Councilmember, 6th District
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RESOLUTION
Westlake/Pico-Union FamilySource Center Operated by Central City Neighborhood Partners
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers the City's FamilySource System, which is comprised oftwenty-one FamilySourceCenters; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the City's FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by community-based organizations including Westlake/Pico-Union FamilySource Center, which is operated by Central City Neighborhood J?artners; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Westlake/Pica-Union FamilySource Center operated by Central City Neighborhood Partners was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE ·BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Westlake/Pica-Union FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
SECONDED BY: __________________ _
Watts Family Source Center Operated by Bradley-Milken Community Center
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community ActimfBoard administers the City1S FamilySource System, which is comprised· oftwenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The mission of theCitis FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by Community-Based Organizations including Watts FamilySource Center, which is operated by Bradley-Milken Community Center; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FainilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Watts FamilySource Center operated by Bradley-Milken Community Center was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Watts FarnilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
AD PTED OCT 1 6 2012
PRESENTIDBY~ &i-e/' TONY ARDENAS Councilmember, 6th District
SECONDED BY: __________________ _
RESOLUTION
Southwest I FamilySource Center, Operated by 1736 Family Crisis Center
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers the City's FamilySource System, which is comprised oftwenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The miss~on of the City's FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome- . driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by Community-Based Organizations including Southwest I FamilySource Center, which is operated by 1736 Family Crisis Center; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance eva~uation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Southwest I FamilySource Center operated by 1736 Family Crisis Center was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Southwest I FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
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Southwest II FamilySource Center Operated by Community Build, Inc.
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers the City's FamilySource System, which is comprised of twenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the City's FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by Community-Based Organizations including Southwest II FamilySource Center, which is operated by Community Build, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FarnilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Southwest II FamilySource Center operated by Community Build, Inc. was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Southwest II FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
AD PTED OCT 1 6 2012
LOS ANGELES CHV COUMCtl
Councilmember, 6th District
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RESOLUTION
·Boyle Heights FamilySource Center Operated by El Centro de Ayuda Corporation
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers theCitis FamilySource System, which is comprised oftwenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the Citis FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by community-based organizations including Boyle Heights FamilySource Center, which is operated by El Centro de Ayuda Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Between_2011 and 2012~ a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The Boyle Heights FamilySource Center operated by El Centro de Ayuda Corporation was awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Boyle Heights FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles.
AD PTED OCT 1 6 2012
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TON CARDENAS Councilmember, 6th District
RESOLUTION
North Valley FamilySource Center Operated by El Nido Family Centers
WHEREAS, The City of Los Angeles, through its Community Development Department and the Community Action Board administers the City's FamilySource System, which is comprised of twenty-one FamilySource Centers; and
WHEREAS, The mission ofthe Citis FamilySource System is to deliver coordinated, outcome­ driven services to youth and families throughout the City of Los Angeles with a focus on city residents in the areas of highest need; and
WHEREAS, Sixteen of the twenty-one centers were managed by community-based organizations including North Valley FamilySource Center, which is operated by El Centro de Ayuda Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Between 2011 and 2012, a performance evaluation of the FamilySource Center service providers was conducted for all of the City's twenty-one FamilySource Centers for the purpose of ensuring that FamilySource Centers continue to provide services that improve the lives of families in the City of Los Angeles while evaluating Customer Satisfaction, Outcomes, Customer Flow and Administrative Capability; and
WHEREAS, The North Valley FamilySource Center operated by El Nido Family Centerswas awarded four stars, out of a possible four stars which is a testament to invaluable services provided to the surrounding community.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the North Valley FamilySource Center is hereby commended for its outstanding performance and its exemplary services to the City of Los Angeles. --
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LOS f~NGELES CllY COUNCil
OCT \ 6 2012
RESOLUTION
Kerry Carmody
Whereas, Kerry Carmody will retire after nearly 40 years of service with Providence Health and Services; and
WHEREAS, Kerry Carmody's strong leadership and passion for community service have made him a much-needed and well-respected asset to Providence Health & Services and the communities it serves in Southern California; and
WHEREAS, he began his career in 1973 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center as a Laboratory Scientist. Through the years, he quickly moved up in his field to various leadership positions where he oversaw clinical services for the San Fernando Valley Service Area. In 1996, he turned his focus to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He was appointed Chief Executive for the Medical Center in 1999. Ten years later, Carmody was promoted to Regional Chief Operating Officer for Providence Health & Services, California, overseeing operations for Providence's five Medical Centers within Southern California; and
WHEREAS, Carmody's integrity and support of the Providence Core Values and Mission are evident in his dedication and leadership in helping Providence thrive at a time when numerous hospitals were closing and many California medical centers were struggling financially, while the health needs of the community continued to grow exponentially; and
WHEREAS, he was a major key to the success of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, now one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Under Carmody's leadership, Providence Holy Cross received multiple national quality awards including Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades for four consecutive years, as well as nurse Magnet designation. He was instrumental in the Medical Center's expansion of services, including: the current 142-bed expansion, which opened in 2011; the Medical Center's Emergency Department; and built two Health Centers in neighboring communities. Carmody also was an active advocate for trauma funding - and the overall continuation and improvement of trauma services in Los Angeles; and
WHEREAS, in 2006, Carmody was named Hospital Administrator of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. His dedication to health and community continues with Carmody's affiliation with numerous professional and community organizations including his appointment to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Homeland Security Advisory Team. He also serves on the North Valley Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee and the Hospital Council of Southern California. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Valley Economic Alliance; Catholic Big Brothers of Southern California and is on the Board of Trustees for Guardian Angel Elementary School, Bishop Alemany High School Board and the Board of Trustees for Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon; and
WHEREAS, Carmody was born in Manhattan and moved with his parents to California at a young age. He and his wife Kristie met during high school and married in 1973. Carmody's mother, also dedicated to Providence, worked for 25 years in the Pathology Department at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Carmody received his Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from Linfield College, his Master's of Science in Medical Technology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and his Master's in Business Administration from the University ofLaVerne:
Form 99
KELLY SLATER
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER is a living legend, dominating the sport of surting as an 11- time world champion, and
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER has been an advocate on behalf of young people affected by spinal cord injury through his support of Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; and
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER has been a catalyst for the success of Life Rolls On's They Will Surt Again program, serving as chairman of the inaugural 2004 event, which has blossomed into a bi-coastal, award-winning program welcoming participants from as far as Canada, Germany, the UK and Australia; and
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER has raised awareness about spinal cord injury to millions of people by promoting this cause and supporting numerous LRO events and activities; and
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER has donated thousands of dollars to LRO's quality of life efforts, including underwriting the organization's first adaptive snowboarding program; and
WHEREAS, KELLY SLATER is a world-renowned humanitarian as founder of the Kelly Slater Foundation through which he continues to create brighter tomorrows for the children and communities of today:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that by the adoption of this resolution, the Los Angeles City Council hereby commends KELLY SLATER for his commitment to improving the quality of life for young people with spinal cord injury and salutes his efforts as the 2012 Night by the Ocean Leadership Award Honoree.
October 16, 2012