G. Edward Hughes Wins Grady Clay Community Vision Award

Gateway Community and Technical College president G. Edward Hughes was selected as this years recipient of the Grady Clay Community Vision Award presented by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Hughes was selected to receive the award for demonstrating his commitment to the community, students and staff by creating an innovative and adaptive Urban Metro Campus in Downtown Covington, said Louis R. Johnson, President of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Kentucky Chapter.

The approach he has taken says volumes about the value of thinking sustainably, Johnson said. In a day and age where many campus models focus internally and isolate themselves from their surrounding communities, Hughes and his team have chosen to face the community and fill a void.

The Grady Clay Community Vision Award is named in honor of Grady Clay, Jr., the internationally acclaimed writer and urbanist. The award is an annual, statewide award honoring those who are improving the quality of life for Kentuckians by offering design vision and creative solutions that sustain and strengthen Kentuckys vibrant communities. Past award recipients include Mayor Jim Gray, Lexington, KY, and Dr. Dan Jones, Louisville, KY - 21st Century Parks.

Hughes will receive the award at the kick-off to the ASLA annual conference at the New Riff Distillery in Newport from 5:30 9:00 p.m.