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September 26, 2006

Hamilton Relay Recognizes Leader in Louisiana

From: Hamilton Relay - Sep 26, 2006

In honor of Deaf Awareness Week, Hamilton Relay is pleased to recognize Houston Moss as the 2006 Deaf Leader for the State of Louisiana.

Houston Moss hails from the Cajun heartland of Lafayette parish, Louisiana. Born in Rayne, Louisiana, Houston has lived in Baton Rouge for most of his working life.

Graduating from the Louisiana State School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge in 1968, Houston became a skilled carpenter, working in his family’s construction business in Louisiana and Tennessee. In 1985, Houston left the construction business to share his building skills with students as an instructor in the Vocational School of the Louisiana School for the Deaf.

Houston is what many Deaf Louisianans consider a "true grass roots person." He is one who is fully involved in promoting the cultural and social needs of his community. He has been a strong advocate on issues involving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the past 40 years. He served as Treasurer of the Louisiana Association of the Deaf for over a decade, building financial resources and stability of the organization.

Over the past 30 years, Houston has been on the forefront of many of the political, social, and welfare issues confronting people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. He is a proud Deaf person who always responds to requests for support from individuals and organizations. Houston has given much of his time and energy to the development of the Louisiana Association of the Deaf, a statewide advocacy center, as well as his local Deaf club, the Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf.

Houston is married to his wife Patti, and has two children, to whom he gives his love, attention, and support, while remaining fully committed as a very public advocate for his community. His advocacy is acknowledged by his friends, family, and loved ones.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.