FGCU’s Brandon Kliewer honored with ADP’s 2013 Saltmarsh Award
By Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project
In an effort to recognize, support, and encourage the next generation of leaders in the civic engagement movement, the American Democracy Project established an award for emerging leaders in civic engagement in 2011, the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement. This annual award was named in John’s honor to recognize a lifetime passion of his: thinking about and preparing the next generation of civic leaders. To learn more about the Saltmarsh Award, visit this website.
The 2013 Saltmarsh Award recipient is Brandon Kliewer, Assistant Professor of Civic Engagement and ADP campus director at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is also a civic engagement fellow at the Points of Light Foundation, working to develop an online certificate program in community-engaged leadership. His scholarly attention is currently focused on a book-length project related to civic dialogue, community organizing and social change. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Georgia in political science and a master’s degree in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
John Saltmarsh presented Brandon with his award at the 2013 ADP/TDC national meeting in Denver on June 7.