Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders and Volunteers
Louisville – On Thursday, February 20th the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 18th Annual Black History Month Program.
“Reaffirming Our Diverse Culture” is the continuing theme of the program, which concludes the city-wide month-long celebration of Black History Month in Louisville Metro. It begins at 12:00pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.
“The people we honor today, through their efforts, make our community a better place to live,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) who chairs the Committee. “Each year, the Metro Council takes a moment to shine the spotlight on citizens in our districts who work for change and help others. This is our way of thanking them for what they do.”
One special group will be honored during the program along with 26 individuals. Below is a list of the honorees of for the 18th Annual Black History Program:
2020 Group Award:
Newburg Senior Citizens
The Newburg Seniors Citizens meet weekdays at the Newburg Community Center and these “seasoned” attendees participate in numerous learning experiences, including, but not limited to bingo, arts and crafts, exercise and everyday “what’s happening” talk sessions. They hold an annual Derby Fashion/Luncheon Show; and recently hosted a Valentine’s Brunch in which our community youth helped to prepare the meal.
The Newburg Seniors support numerous community endeavors, such as the annual Newburg Days Festival, Light-up Newburg, and the R.S.V.P. programs. To ensure youth in our community receive a nutritious evening meal, these seniors also participate in the Kids Café program.
District 1 Lawrence F. Montgomery
District 2 Nicole Adell
District 3 Beverly Chester-Burton, Ed. S.
District 4 Queenie Averett
District 5 LaVon Clack
District 6 Marie Clay
District 7 Robert Henderson
District 8 Darnell Ferguson
District 9 Lavel D. White
District 10 Wanda Mitchell-Smith
District 11 James Lanier
District 12 Joseph Marshall II
District 13 Geoffrey James
District 14 Mary Phaire
District 15 Ruth Cowherd
District 16 Ricky Owens
District 17 Andrew Terry
District 18 John Taylor, Jr.
District 19 Rev. Warren Muir
District 20 Patrick McKinney
District 21 Dr. Renee Campbell
District 22 LaShawn M. Marshall
District 23 Denise Bentley
District 24 Hallie Rice
District 25 Lad Dillard
District 26 Lynn Beckham
Theresa Durham, a member of Peace Presbyterian Church, will provide musical selections for the program. She is a Registered Nurse, a Seminary Student, and a Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee’s 18th Annual Black History Month program will be carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184, or on UVERSE at Channel 99.
All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at www.Louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.