Will Allen, the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc. holds the award he received from the Community Brainstorming Conference during its 23rd annual James Howard Baker Award dinner held Friday at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road. Congratulating Allen are (left to right): Dr. Pamela J. Malone, chair of the CBC and the dinner’s MC; Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Allen, and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who was the Baker Award dinner’s keynote speaker. Allen founded Growing Power in 1993. Its mission is to transform communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of community food systems. These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy and affordable food for all residents in the community through training, active demonstration, outreach and technical assistance. Allen and Growing Power has been recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama and Time Magazine, which in 2010 named Allen to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
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