Forum staff reports, Published April 27 2010
SBA honors Walaker for disaster recoveryFargo Mayor Dennis Walaker is being honored for his efforts during the spring 2009 flood.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is recognizing Walaker with the 2010 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recover by a Public Official.
The award is given to business owners, public officials and volunteers who displayed courage, ingenuity and tenacity in the aftermath of a disaster, according to a SBA news release.
Walaker said though he is the recipient of the award, he will accept it on behalf of the many other people who participated in flood recovery.
“You don’t just go up there and say this is because of me. This is because of so many people,” he said.
Walaker will accept the award on May 24 in Washington, D.C., during the SBA’s National Small Business Week celebration.