Bernalillo County Probate Judge Willow Misty Parks was recognized by Albuquerque Public Schools for her support of the district's "A is for Art" event, a fundraiser for the APS Education Foundation that features works of art by district students - and allows the public to purchase with funds split with the foundation and to the student. At this year's event, more than $47,000 was raised on behalf of the student-artists, the APS Education Foundaiton and the APS Fine Arts Department.
Judge Parks and Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins have featured the students' works in their office suites for the last three years as a precursor to the event.
To see the letter of recognition, please click here. And to learn more about the "A is for Art" program, click here.