Our annual recognition of members of our community who freely give of their time and talents in service to youth.
Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.
2020 Distinguished Citizen Award – a virtual event
Join us in celebration of character, service, and family.
New Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Honoree: Judy Kleinberg, President of the Chamber of Commerce and former mayor of Palo Alto
For more information please contact:
Brian Curtis at (650) 341-5633 x102, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently the President of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and former Mayor of Palo Alto, Judy is a business law attorney with extensive legal and business experience in profit and nonprofit businesses, as well as in government, media, health and social services, philanthropy, and law. Prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2014, she successfully managed many start-ups, with extensive experience advising new businesses on corporate formation and policies. An award-winning nonprofit executive, she has successfully created and led both public interest and private grant-making organizations, taking them from small single-office to multi-site, multi-program organizations. An honors graduate of the Univ. of Michigan and UC Berkeley’s School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review, Judy taught business law for over 10 years. Among her multiple honors are being named “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature, and a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Terry Fossum
Entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, Scouting volunteer, philanthropist – with an important message about Scouting!
Terry’s keynote tells that gripping story of how Scouting took Terry from that background to a highly-respected Air Force officer, a self-made millionaire, author, speaker, philanthropist and winner of Kicking and Screaming on Fox, and his brother to being a US astronaut. Not just another sports or corporate story – this is a SCOUTING story.
Proceeds from this event will help support ScoutReach and other council programs.