Tony Salazar receives 2012 Civic Service Award from Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)

October 25, 2012 | McCormack Baron Salazar

The president of McCormack Baron Salazar’s West Coast Operations received the award at SALEF’s 17th Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet

Tony Salazar was honored as a distinguished civic and community leader at SALEF’s annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet on October 19th, 2012 in Los Angeles.  The banquet helps to raise funds for SALEF’s most needed programs as well as honors local distinguished leaders, and celebrates the future of the organization’s scholarship recipients.

Below is an excerpt from Mr. Salazar’s acceptance speech, which touched on McCormack Baron Salazar’s mission and our work in communities across America.

"For those of you who do not know McCormack Baron Salazar, it has developed 16,000 apartments and manages over 13,000 units in urban neighborhoods all over the United States.

We firmly believe that there is nothing more important to a family than a decent, comfortable, secure and affordable place to live.

A nurturing place where one can raise a family. A happy place where every day is a celebration of life. A peaceful place where every family member can lay their head at night to rest and dream in preparation for the next day.  A welcoming place where residents see the people around them as neighbors, not just someone living next door or down the street. A place where families plant string roots to help building a community with a strong sense of belonging and hope for their children’s future.

I share this award with my colleagues who are the most skilled, most determined, and most committed people you will ever meet. Every day, they work long hours to take on the hard, cold realities of finance, design, construction, and property management, masterfully molding these realities to develop affordable housing for low income families needing a place called home.”

Learn more about SALEF and the important work they do with under-served and at-risk youth in California here.

Tags: 2012