The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has announced the winners of its Community Service Awards for 2007. Alderman Lioneld Jordan, community service committee chairman, said the awards recognize citizens “who significantly contribute to improving the lives of working families in the local community.”
Among the winners were two local bloggers. Richard Drake, who has a show on Community Access Television and maintains a blog called Street Jazz, received recognition in the category of Electronic Media, and Aubrey Shepherd, who maintains several outstanding blogs, received the Neighborhood Advocate award for his work on behalf of the Town Branch Neighborhood in
Other media category winners were Adam Wallworth of the Northwest Arkansas Times for news reporting, and The Rev. Lowell Grisham, whose opinion column, “Roots & Wings,” also appears in the Northwest Arkansas Times.
In the education category, winners were John Colbert, principal of
Public officials recognized were Alderman Nancy Allen for local government and Representative Lindsley Smith for state government.
Congratulations and thanks to all of the award winners for their outstanding service and contributions to our community.