20 Under 40 is proof of San Angelo's effort to cultivate young leadership in the community, said James Hassell, senior pastor of First Baptist Church.
Local leaders aren't only preaching their investment in young people but allowing fresh perspectives to flourish, he
"That's very refreshing to see," said Hassell, a member of the third 20 Under 40 class.
"It shows there is a real concern for passing the baton, that our community is willing to take risks on changes and new ideas."
and 19 of his
career- and community-minded peers on Thursday joined the ranks of dedicated San Angeloans chosen as 20 Under 40 honorees, chosen on the merits of career development, community involvement and leadership potential.