Ben Graff quoted in "The Multitasking Maestro"
Below is an excerpt:
"Most recently, I was also elected to the Valley Partnership Board of Directors," Graff says. "Valley Partnership is an advocacy group for responsible development in Arizona. Through this work, I will advocate for the interests of the Valley's real estate industry and its partners to help all of us in responsible, sustainable economic development."
"Currently, I serve as an elected official. I am in the midst of a six-year term on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District board, which oversees 40% of Arizona's water supply from the Colorado River," says Graff, noting the board's accomplishment earlier this year with the passage of the state's historic Drought Contingency Plan.
"People assume my role as an attorney is adversarial, but it is really about building bridges," Graff says. "And I've often used humor to build them."
"Rightly so, these pioneers realized our society might have unwittingly stereotyped an entire generation with an expression or label that unfortunately, devalues them," Graff says. "The coining of the term Kids at Hope generated great interest not only in the community-based youth development field but also in education, recreation and law enforcement as well."
"Beyond hope, we are giving tangible tools to educators and students to help change their lives forever," Graff says.