Metro Council Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at 15th Annual Black History Month Program
Louisville – On Thursday, February 23rd, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding community leaders and volunteers as part of its 15th Annual Black History Month Program.
The meeting begins at 12:00pm in the Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.
“Every year, this Committee and the Metro Council take great pride in honoring some unsung heroes in our community. It is our way of saying thank you to the citizens in our districts who work for change,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) Chair of the Committee. “Through their dedication and efforts our communities are better places to live.”
One group will be honored during the program along with 26 individuals.
Below is a list of the honorees for the 15th Annual Black History Month Program:
Special Community Honoree:
National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
Since its inception in January 2014, the Louisville Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. has strived to improve the lives of families through support of the arts, culture, health and wellness, education and human service programs. The group’s works with others to fulfill a national mandate to be advocates for women and their families.
Special Youth Honoree:
Shan’Taya Cowan is an eighteen year old Fairdale High School Senior and the first student ever, at this school, to be accepted to Harvard University! She is also the first family member to attend college.
The 2017 Honorees:
District 1 John Cole III
District 2 Emma F. Jackson
District 3 Ruby Hyde
District 4 Pamela Haines
District 5 Dave W. Christopher, Sr.
District 6 C J Fletcher
District 7 Rob H. King III
District 8 Anthony Raspberry
District 9 Professor Lisa H. Nicholson
District 10 Carolyn Miller-Cooper
District 11 Azell Jackson
District 12 Wanda Ramsey
District 13 Spencer Concrete Services, Inc.
District 14 Loletha Cumings
District 15 James Grant
District 16 Dr. Kimathi William Doss
District 17 Georgetta Smith
District 18 Richard Curry
District 19 Laverne Davis
District 20 Kellie R. Watson
District 21 Coach Chris Peters
District 22 Tim Long
District 23 Major Michael Bogan
District 24 Earlena Sledge
District 25 Major Frank Hardison
District 26 Rev. Meredith L & Rose Trabue
The Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee’s 15th Annual Black History month program will be carried live on METRO TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. For UVERSE Subscribers, the meeting airs on Channel 99.
You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk and click the “Watch Meetings Online” button.