In keeping with my commitment to hold North Carolina media accountable for contributing to the common good, I want to acknowledge the News and Observer's choice of Martin Eakes as its "Person of the Year" for 2005.
A Yale-educated lawyer with a public administration degree from Princeton, Martin Eakes, 51, has spent 25 years at the helm of the Self-Help nonprofit, which helps the poor build their own assets.
I don't know Martin Eakes, but I've seen what he's accomplished , , , and it is remarkable.
Kudos to the N&O.
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