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Activist Dr. Gregg Edwards Honored by DC Latino Caucus and OLA

Dr. Gregg Edwards, a longtime activist of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in Ward One, was honored at Los Hermanos Restaurant on November 26, 2013.  Dr. Edwards was honored by the DC Latino Caucus and the DC Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) for his many years of community service to residents of Washington DC, particularly those that reside in Ward One.  DC Mayor Vincent Gray also issued Dr. Edwards a letter commending Dr. Edwards for his many years of service to the community.

Most people know Dr. Gregg Edwards as Commissioner Gregg, who fights daily to advocate for minority groups in the district, particularly low income Latinos in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Ward One.  “We are very pleased to honor such a great activist, and one of the first members of the DC Latino Caucus PAC,” said Franklin Garcia, President of the DC Latino Caucus.  Roxana Olivas, Director of the Office on Latino Affairs, said she was also very happy to be able to honor the work of Commissioner Gregg.  “Commissioner Gregg has done so much for our community, we at OLA are very happy to participate in this special occasion honoring the work of Commissioner Gregg.”

DC Councilmember Tommy Wells also attended event.  Councilmember Wells was also featured guest speaker to the DC Latino Caucus PAC monthly speaker series.

Now director of the Academy for Advanced and Strategic Studies, a Washington-based think tank, Dr. Edwards has previously served as a theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland and for thirteen years as a research program manager at the National Science Foundation.  An active futurist as a speaker and consultant to hundreds of organizations over the last thirty years, he is (co)author of four books and monographs, including Future Forces, and America in the 1990’s. A prominent futurist, he was for ten years the Director of the Professional Activities Division at the World Future Society, and was awarded their rarely given Distinguished Service Award.  A former Fulbright Scholar, and visiting professor or lecturer at US and European universities, he was a special guest at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Systems Engineer at Collins Radio.  Now as co-founder and Chief of Technology for Newtronics, since 1976 he has started and sustained several entrepreneurial firms commercializing advanced technologies.  In public service, he has won one special and four general elections to serve as a public official of the District of Columbia, and has served as the chair or officer of over a dozen boards and commissions.  Clients have asked for his reports and consulting in almost every major sector of life and work, from neighborhoods to small nation-states, from industry leaders to startups, in arts, architecture, broadcast, design, electronics, education, entertainment, industrial and military strategy, movies, religion, science, and a wide range of technologies.


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About Franklin Garcia

Franklin Garcia is the US Representative for the District of Columbia and former President of the DC Latino Caucus. Cutting edge technology has been the career focus for Franklin. He holds various certifications in Information Technology, and is employed as a Senior Systems Administrator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics for Public Policy from the American University. You can email Franklin at fgarcia@maestropc.com, or follow him on twitter @ fgarciadc.
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