Miami-Dade and Coral Gables: Our Awards Society

If all of the people and organizations that receive awards and recognition of some sort every year, this would be a society populated by philanthropists, unselfish leaders, small and large business dynamos, moral and ethical politicians, alleviators of poverty, hunger and injustice.  In short, we would have an amazing place of progress and achievement.

I am one who is astonished by the proliferation of awards, prizes and decorations given out by nonprofits, community organizations and societies based more on wealth and special connections and politics than achievements and real contributions.  Such awards should be given their proper weight by us all.  (It is not worth mentioning any particular award to not offend those few who deserved their recognition for good social and community works.)

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

One Response to Miami-Dade and Coral Gables: Our Awards Society

  1. Robert Burr says:

    Yes, famously, David Brown was awarded best city manager in the world just before he was caught red-handed on felonious counts of falsifying official records — and his long time amorous, not-so-secret affair with the woman he installed as the mayor’s secretary who accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment.

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