Our friends at the Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) celebrated their 42nd Anniversary at Marco Polo Restaurant on April 11, 2013. The CGA works to preserve and develop affordable housing, enforce quality housing management practices, promote small business economic development, and connect residents to social services and resources.
I was deeply honored to accept the CGA's Public Service Award on behalf of the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Many thanks to the CGA's Executive Director, Vilma V. Heramia, for her thoughtful and generous words of introduction, and to CGA's Chair, Cynthia Gonzalez (pictured above).
Congratulations to our fellow award recipients: Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto, Founder and President Emeritus of CGA, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Paul DiAgostino, owner of the House of Pizza & Calzone, who received the Small Business Leadership Award; and Ralph Bumbaca, Senior Vice-President of TD Bank, who received the Corporate Leadership Award.
Many thanks to the CGA for this incredible honor!