In his speech at the 99th annual El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce awards and installation dinner Feb. 1, Mark Luster drew inspiration from risk takers like Wilbur and Orville Wright, who in 1903 took flight in the first successfully controlled aircraft. 

"Greatness happens when people are willing to take some risks, and for those who step out," Luster told event attendees. "We can do that in this county. We can make El Dorado County a better place to live, to work and play. Whether it is jumping off a peak in Kitty Hawk or the first gas-powered flight, we need visionaries and leaders in our community." 

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