My friend Karen Gadbois was just named New Olreanian of the Year by the Gambit Weekly. I first met Karen during her struggles to hold her neighborhood Walgreens accountable for their properties. Since then she's been a real leader in our rebuilding efforts, and more than anyone, she personifies how it is the citizens of New Orleans leading our recovery, with little to no help from the government.
Karen has been stippled by the Wall Street Journal and now she has been gambitted(?)
Sharing the award with Karen are Liz McCartney and Zack Rosenburg, founders of the St. Bernard Project. Congratulations to all three, and thanks to the Gambit for recognizing these heroes.