Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Congratulations to Cleveland's 2014 Outstanding Seniors!

The City of Cleveland, in recognition of the National Older American's Month of May recognizes 17 special seniors today.  This year's National theme is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow", and embraces the commitment Cleveland has to promoting quality of life for older adults who live in our neighborhoods.

The celebrations were held at Cleveland Public Auditorium and organized by the Department of Aging, Jane E. Fumich and her team.  Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Council President Kevin J. Kelley made remarks and together with members of City Council each of the 17 awardees were introduced and presented with proclamations.

2014 Cleveland Senior of the Year Awardees:
Ward 1    Drew Chillious, Jr.          Ward 10  Consuella Exum
Ward 2    Evelyn Goodman             Ward 11  Sarah Stacey
Ward 3    Linda Dietrich                  Ward 12  Ronald Brady
Ward 4    Moses Hinton                   Ward 13  George Jicha, Jr.
Ward 5    John Fuller                       Ward 14  Millie Bellamy
Ward 6    Delores Lynch                  Ward 15  Earl Simmons
Ward 7    Carol Thorpe Boyd           Ward 16  Bessie Fore
Ward 8    Charlotte Iafeliece            Ward 17  Bridget McIntyre
Ward 9    Charles McBee

In honor of the four individuals I have come to know and respect serving the neighborhoods of the near west side, here are their biographies and photos as presented in today's program.  Click on the images to enlarge - Millie Bellamy, Ward 14;  Linda Dietrich, Ward 3; Ron Brady, Ward 12; and, George Jicha, Jr, Ward 13.

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