I am greatly honored to have been chosen as a recipient of a Gail Rich Award for 2011. The awards are presented by the Santa Cruz Cultural Council to six recipients in order to "recognize select individuals who inspire our diverse and culturally-rich community." The awards are presented in a ceremony at the Rio Theater. This year's event is scheduled for January 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
Given the distinguished accomplishments of folks from Santa Cruz who have received this award in the past, I feel I have a lot to live up to. My thanks go out to the Cultural Council and the Santa Cruz Sentinel for the encouragement this award provides. I hope to live up to it.