Next Wednesday evening October 23, 2013, Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI) celebrates people and institutions that lead through action. This year the focus is on communication innovators. It’s should be no surprise to followers of this blog that its creator – Register of Deeds, Richard P. Howe, Jr. – is the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award. Previous honorees include: John and Catherine Goodwin, Merrimack Regional Bishop John McNamara, George and Carol Duncan and Dick and Nancy Donahue.
Dick Howe is a longtime community activist and passionate communicator – author of local history book “Legendary Locals” and his “go-to” blog Richard Howe.com – the place for civilized political discourse, political and local history, for cultural updates, poetry, photography, trips down memory lane and a site for other bloggers and regular commenters to be heard. Well-known for his commitment to the use of new technology and all elements of social media to promote community and civic communication, engagement and exchange of ideas, Dick is an active member and past president of Lowell Telecommunication (LTC) – local public access television. An educator in communications technology, he facilitates workshops, discussions and panels; he hosts blogger-meet-ups and exchanges. In his professional role as Register of Deeds, Middlesex North, he has brought the new technology into the hands of registry patrons making it a model for the Commonwealth. Hundreds of people have taken his tours – most notably those of the Lowell Cemetery – while hundreds of UMass Lowell students have his downtown tour a must as part their introduction to Lowell. Author, historian, civic and political activist, teacher, guide, mentor, role model – as a community leader Dick Howe is the 2013 President’s Award choice.
Also on the role of honorees: Danielle McFadden, Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce; Rob Mills, Lowell Sun police reporter and blogger; the Town of Chelmsford; Dr. Georges Grinstein and the UMass Lowell Institute for Visualization & Perception research; and State Senator Jamie Eldridge, recipient of the Marjorie McDermott Award.
Contact Community Teamwork at 978-49-0551 to RSVP and reserve your place at Lenzi’s for the CTI Community Action Awards – October 23, 2013 from 6-9pm.