Great news for one of our local State Representatives — Rep. Mark Strama of Austin was chosen as the first ever Y Gen Out-Standing Person award. He'll receive the award at a July 13 celebration from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, 303 Red River Street.
From the press release announcing the award:
The Y Gen Out-Standing Person award honors individuals who epitomize Y Gen Out Loud's mission to educate and encourage the next generation of Americans to take an active role in their government and politics.
“Representative Strama has spent his career encouraging young people to get involved in their government,” said Tamara Bell, founder and editor in chief of Y Gen Out Loud. “As shown in his work as both a legislator and businessman, Representative Strama has a strong commitment to helping the next generations prepare to lead our nation well into the 21st century.”
The 2010 Y Gen Out-Standing Person award celebration will include a reception and buffet along with the award presentation. Crystal Cotti, former city hall reporter with KTBC FOX 7 and Rep. Strama's wife, will be presenting him with the award, which was especially painted by an artist from the Art from the Streets program.
Congratulations, Rep. Strama! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event on July 13!