2015 ULC Executive Board Leadership Award

Reed Hundt
     Reed Hundt
 
John Beahn
     John Beahn

The ULC Executive Board is pleased to present a special Executive Board Award for outstanding leadership and contribution to ULC libraries.

This unique award goes to Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital, and John Beahn, Counsel for the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, for their outstanding work with ULC to secure a higher reimbursement rate for urban libraries in the recent modernization of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate program. Working as pro bono E-rate advisors, they successfully urged the FCC to recognize the essential role libraries play in providing Wi-Fi service to residents of urban and suburban communities who have no other source of Internet connectivity.

“Through their local and national work, these leaders have all advanced the impact and strategic role of libraries in the communities they serve,” said Susan Benton, President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council. “We congratulate them on their leadership and thank them for their commitment to public libraries.”