[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 1, World AIDS Day, Albany County will recognize David Waggoner as its Citizen of the Month. David Waggoner is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of A&U, a national non-profit HIV/AIDS magazine dedicated to covering cultural, medical and community-based responses to the pandemic. A&U has made Albany County in New York State its home base for twenty-five years, since it was first started in 1991 by Waggoner. It was the first AIDS-centric magazine in the U.S., and now the longest running. From its earliest days, A&U has drawn on the support of Albany-area talent and businesses. It has also worked closely with local ASOs, such as the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. As part of the magazine’s non-profit mission it is distributed free-of-charge across the U.S. and in parts of Canada.
The Citizen of the Month ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cahill Room at 112 State Street, Albany.
This award presented by County Executive McCoy provides a measure of recognition to those who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live.