But when we got there, the two local Rotary Club presidents in fact presented me with an award - the 2015 Castle Rock Rotary Clubs Person of the Year award, "in recognition of his service to the people of Douglas County by building an Outstanding Public library System."
Some of those Rotarians - Al Wonstolen, Les Lily, Richard Bangs - had a lot to do with my civic education. At some point, I realized that it was not all about the library. The library was just one more tool to help make a great community.
Thank you, Castle Rock Rotarians, for this honor. I share it with many, many others: the board that hired me, the boards that worked with me, the staff responsible for so many great ideas and execution of them, and the community itself. And now DCL leadership has passed to a new group of people, and I have every confidence that they will take it even higher.
Meanwhile, Suzanne should have gotten at least an acting award.