Today, Mayor Kamal Johnson, who by Gossips' calculation must be about 37 now, announced a 40 Under 40 initiative in Columbia County, presumably inspired by the Albany Business Review's annual 40 Under 40 recognition. In announcing his initiative on Facebook, Johnson explained:
Growing up in Hudson I always felt like our young adults are a "left out" population. I know the talent we have in our county and I want to recognize the amazing young people who show every day why we might be a small county but we are a special county!
Do you know a Columbia County resident who 40 or under, with passion and dedication, is a leader in their profession, creates positive change in the county, or is inspiring others in a positive way? Nominate them for Columbia County's 1st 40 UNDER 40 awards!
You can nominate candidates by clicking here. The nomination form explains that honorees will be selected "based on their professional accomplishment, demonstrated leadership, and community contributions" and that "multiple nominations will have no bearing on selection." The deadline for making nominations is Monday, August 15.