Woody is the much-loved and respected Superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), which is the Conejo Valley’s very own National Park.
The photo shows Kim Lamorie, President of the LVHF, talking of Woody’s achievements and presenting him with a gift. Other speakers giving tribute to his calm and innovative leadership style were L.A. County Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky, State Senator Fran Pavley, and Assemblymember, Julia Brownley. Representing park agencies were Joe Edmiston, head of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy; Craig Sap, Superintendent of L.A. area California State Parks; Melanie Beck from NPS, and speakers from the Mountains Restoration Trust, and the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains. Mayors and/or council people from Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Malibu added their compliments, and Margot Feuer and Cynthia Maxwell of Save Open Space presented him with the SOS eagle award.