Crowley’s Borill honored as one of Acadiana’s ‘Top 20 under 40’
Crowley’s Joshua “Josh” Borill was recognized recently by the Daily Advertiser newspaper as one of the top 20 young professionals in the Acadiana area.
The honor is given to those under 40 years of age that the newspaper and the group “705 Young Leaders for a Better Acadiana” has chosen as “young professionals who are the best and brightest in our community,” according to Daily Advertiser President and Publisher Judi Terzotis.
Borill, 35, serves as Deputy Policy Advisor with The Picard Group in Lafayatte.
He is the son of Bryan and Judy Borill. Bryan serves on the Crowley City Council. Obviously, they were quite proud when they learned of their son’s honor.
“I just wanted to announce that my son has been honored as being one of the top 20 young business people in Acadiana,” said a smiling Bryan at the close of the Crowley Lions Club meeting Tuesday. “I realize that’s not on our club’s agenda but I guess I’m just guilty of being a proud father.”
“Josh has been very interested in politics and government since of the age of 16,” said Judy on Wednesday. “As he grew up, he was always reading the newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and watching Fox News.
“We are extremely proud of the young man that Josh has become,” she added. “His success and the fact that he is so well known for his integrity and commitment all over the state never ceases to amaze us. We are very happy that he is able to work in a sector that he loves so much and has dedicated his life to.”
When contacted on Wednesday, Josh, who is known around Crowley for being a very friendly young man, was very humble when speaking of the honor.
“Obviously, I’m very happy about winning the award,” he said, “but I really don’t think that I’m much different than anybody else. I just wake up every day and try to do my best, work hard and hopefully do some good for my community.”
If the recent recognition he received is any indication, Josh has already far surpassed his goals.