Iowa City Federation of Labor president Patrick Hughes accepted an award from the Johnson County Supervisors this morning for City Fed's license plate recycling program. The project has raised over $30,000 for charities, mostly local ones, over the years.
Pat tells the story better than anyone else so here's one of my first attempts at news video.
Hughes worked with the treasurer's office and apprentice carpenters to install an outdoor plate recycling box at the Administration Building.
Hughes is in line for another award soon. He's one of this years inductees for the Johnson County Democrats Hall of Fame. That event's coming up on May 17.