CHARLES L. SPENCER of Louisiana Public Broadcasting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was chosen as the winner of this year's "Community Development Award." Charles was nominated by Beth Courtney of LPB.
Charles is currently serving as chair of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting and has been volunteering for LPB since its inception forty years ago. His lifelong interest in LPB has been unwavering! He even demonstrated with his then young triplets on the steps of the State Capitol with signs that read "Don't Take Away Big Bird!"
His nomination for the Community Development Award is for a project about which Charles is very proud called, "Louisiana Young Heroes Awards/Rotary
Partnership." The Young Heroes Awards began in 1996 to spotlight young people who had overcome adversity, excelled in academics or had served their community. Charles Spencer was President of Rotary in 1996-1997 and was instrumental in arranging the partnership that still is in force today after 19 years.
Charles has been a practicing attorney of media and communications law for thirty-six years. His legal peers are full of accolades for him and speak to the respect with which he is held. His civic life is crowded with organizations and associations vying for his time -- and he manages to find time for all of them.
Congratulations to this year's recipient of the Community Development Award, Charles Spencer.