As most of you know, my son Austin has been leading the charge to bring a new skate plaza to our town.
I've written about Austin's many major accomplishments several times over the last year, including being featured on various local newscasts as well as the honor of being selected as the ABC News Person of the Week in October 2006.
But I've refrained from writing about all the little things he does on a daily and weekly basis to keep this project in motion so as not to sound like a horn-tooting "look what my kid can do!" kind of dad, and have instead chosen to write periodic updates when certain milestones have been achieved.
This is one of those times. Earlier this week a new book was published called Millennial Leaders about our this generation's new young business pioneers. Austin and our mayor, Dave Kleis, were featured as Chapter 12 in this book about current Generation Y leaders who are making a difference today and are in a position to make a difference for our future.
Austin was very excited to receive his copy in the mail this morning, but equally exciting was seeing it show up on Yahoo News and in bookstores on Wednesday. I don't believe any excerpts are available online but you can read about Austin and the rest of the featured Gen Y leaders here.
Again, I'm not writing this to promote Austin or his project, he gets plenty of publicity as it is and doesn't need any help from me. But several of you who have been following his progress over the last 15 months have asked that I provide updates from time to time, and this seemed like as good of a time as any.
And for those of you who are newer here and interested, you can follow the history of Austin's journey here.
"They are our future, and it is time to start working with them -- not resisting their efforts."
-- Bea Fields, Millennial Leaders