Al, congratulations on an award that is so well-deserved. Your service as Chair of the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake – where I have the privilege to serve with you – is an example of your outstanding leadership qualities: your impressive intellect, comprehensive environmental experience, positive/unflappable demeanor, good humor and good will toward all. Above all is your integrity, which – with your other characteristics – brought together a diverse group from a variety of religious backgrounds and interests to lead us together to make a difference in protecting and enhancing our shared resource, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. For this alone you are an exemplary receipient for such an illustrious award. Warmest wishes for your continued leadership in this vital cause!

Sincerely, Bill