NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There are those of us who sit around and wait for good things to happen to them, and then there are those of us who take matters into their own hands and cause a change for the better. Timothy Chaz Stevens, a Florida activist has inspired Kessler International to create The Chaz, an award which will be bestowed annually to an activist with a proven track record in pursuing and exposing governmental corruption. The Chaz Award is designed to encourage activism and involvement by applauding the achievements of those who have initiated change and increased awareness and accountability in their community.
The efforts of Mr. Stevens have contributed directly to corruption charges being brought by the Broward State Attorney's Office against a number of South Florida politicians, including today's news that Sylvia Poitier, a Deerfield Beach City Commissioner, was charged with crimes relating to a loan her brother, Lionel Ferguson, gave to the Westside Deerfield Businessmen Association, a non-profit organization.
As the leading Fraud Buster and Corruption Hunter, Kessler International finds it is utterly refreshing and rejuvenating to encounter someone who has established themselves as an advocate who refuses to take no for an answer and who works tirelessly to successfully fetter out fraud and corruption in their community.
To honor Stevens and all the other Corruption Hunters, Kessler is currently accepting nominations of outstanding individuals that have demonstrated initiative and persistence in their efforts to demand accountability and transparency in government for The Chaz Award. Please visit our website at www.thechazaward.com for information regarding deadlines and how to submit a nomination.
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