Conservation Corps of Long Beach Announces 2009 Founder’s Award Recipient Larry Forester

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larry-foresterLast month The Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) announced the honoring of Signal Hill Council Member Larry Forster with the 2009 Founder’s Award. This recognition will be awarded at the 17th Annual Dine on Pine, being held, Monday, July 13, 2009.

“The Conservation Corps of Long Beach has become a passion with me. To see and hear how these young adults have taken the responsibility for changing their lives, gives me great joy and satisfaction,” said Larry Forester.

Council Member Forester has tirelessly given of himself to the CCLB in numerous ways. He has presided as the Chair of the Board for a record 5 years and will be stepping down as Chair, but continuing his service with the CCLB in June as a Board Member.

In addition, for his 60th birthday celebration he requested in lieu of gifts, donations to be made to the CCLB. The tremendous help from his friends, family and colleagues helped in countless ways for the programs at the CCLB.

Mike Bassett, Executive Director/CEO said, “One of the true joys in life is working with colleagues who are there as a friend and when asked to do something, they get it done. Larry has been a true leader for the CCLB.”

The Conservation Corps of Long Beach aims to raise self-esteem, develop basic work skills, promote teamwork, and enhance work ethic and education for Long Beach area at-risk youth through a combination of work, conservation and education programs. The program is consistently working on new projects and sites to challenge the youth.

For more information, please contact Mike Bassett, Executive Director/CEO at the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, (562) 986-1249.

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