On March 27, 2010, at age 77, Milton Crosby, Sr. was elected to the Gretna, LA city council. It was his first time running for office, and he won with 60% of the vote.
Crosby has long been active in his community. He’s been a teacher, a coach, a recreation department director, even a juvenile detention center supervisor. But he never thought he’d be a politician. The thing is, he saw things that needed to be done. And he knew he could have an impact.
The tangible results of his experience can be seen across his community, from beautification projects in historically underserved areas to helping open the Gretna Senior and Wellness Center – the second senior center in Louisiana to earn accreditation by National Institute of Senior Centers.
“I spent my whole life trying to bring people together,” he says. “I’m still doing it.”
It’s that dedication, that drive, that parlay of experience into action that makes Milton Crosby, Sr. a Peoples Health Champion.
“I spent my whole life trying to bring people together, I’m still doing it.”
If you think about it, you probably know a Champion.
A Champion may even be you. Nominate yourself or someone you know—like a relative, co-worker or neighbor—as a Peoples Health Champion.