When more than 500 business and civic leaders gather annually to honor one person chosen as “The Spirit of the Valley,” it’s been our honor to honor the honoree. To date, we’ve produced 14 of these biographical videos revealing how and why the recipient meets the words of St. Francis which are engraved on the award: “For charity and wisdom, patience and humility.” The challenge for us to to weave together old family photos and archival video and capture the essence of the honoree without harping on what people already know about them. That can be fought when you’re dealing with public figures like a former governor! Our goal is for the audience to learn something new about the honoree and be inspired by their example. We consider that OUR public service.