Héctor Figueroa was a seminal figure in the life of New York City, fighting for a healthy, sustainable future and good jobs for working people. And he did it with compassion, grace, and a knack for bringing people together.
Urban Green Council was fortunate enough to have worked with and learned from Héctor, who also served on the Urban Green Board of Directors for three years. He made an indelible impression on all who met him and also left an incredible legacy, one we would like to memorialize with the Héctor Figueroa Leadership Award.
The award will be given annually to individuals who are:
- Sustainability champions at the city, state, federal or international level;
- Change-makers who bridge divides to reach consensus;
- Dedicated to the common good.
Priority consideration given to diverse candidates and women.