I have always admired and respected TriCity Family Services for the work they do in our community. I was honored and humbled when selected to receive the 32nd Annual William D. Barth Award in 2016. The Barth Award is given annually in part to “an individual who has made a significant impact, through community service, on the central Kane County area. The resident selected will also be someone recognized as a community leader by his/her peers.” The selection committee noted my service as a Judge, former prosecutor, St. Charles Park Board Commissioner, frequent presenter in schools as well as my years coaching basketball, soccer and other sports. I promise to keep seeking ways to serve our community, and to live up to the high standards set by the previous Barth Award recipients.