Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) will award the 2011 Levi L. Smith Civic Education Award to 40 Below at the OCL annual meeting, to be held at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Wednesday, June 8, at noon. 40 Below is an organization created to connect, engage and empower young adults in Central New York.
Kathy Goldfarb-Findling, former executive director of the Gifford Foundation, will also receive special recognition for promoting civic engagement.
The keynote speaker is David Holder, president of the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau. Holder will discuss the need for Syracuse to transform and reinvent itself in order to recognize continued growth and economic development in Syracuse and Onondaga County.
The event is open to the public; however, registration is required. To register by the May 31 deadline, visit http://onondagacitizensleague.org/ or call 443-4846 for more information.
The Onondaga Citizens League, administered and supported by University College of Syracuse University, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to promote citizen education and involvement in public affairs. UC’s community programs serve as a bridge between the academic purposes of the University and the interests and needs of the community. For more information, visit: http://www.uc.syr.edu/Community/index.html.