At its annual Alumni Luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Santa Maria on Wednesday, May 11, Leadership Santa Maria Valley awarded its first ‘Ted Eckert Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award’.  The award is named after its first recipient Mr. Ted Eckert who has devoted much time and effort over the past years to the improvement of the Santa Maria Valley.

Eckert has worked with the First Tee program for youth, the Santa Maria Rotary Club, Leadership Santa Maria Valley, and numerous other volunteer organizations within the community.

The award was presented by Leadership Santa Maria Valley (LSMV) Vice-President Hugh Rafferty, and was accepted on Eckert’s behalf by LSMV Board member Cary Gray.

For further information on Leadership Santa Maria Valley, contact Executive Director Judi Kincaid at:  judi.kincaid@iglide.net