Michael Davenport Sr. is one of five individuals selected to be honored by the Judge George Carroll Community Service Awards Program, sponsored by the Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC) of Contra Costa County.
Davenport is CEO of DP Security LLC, which offers uniformed security personnel and certified security services.
Community members speak respectfully of him as a philanthropist and community champion. He is well known and loved for his passion for helping others.
In 2012, Davenport served as a Democratic National Convention Delegate in the 11th District and traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to support President Barrack Obama’s re-election.
He is also president of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and serves on many community boards including, the Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), Richmond Kiwanis Club and the Richmond Main Street Initiative.
He works with many community advocacy groups, including Richmond’s Anti-drug Task Force.
Among the local charitable causes that Davenport and DP Security support are the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, Richmond Little League Baseball & Softball, Richmond Black Firefighters Youth Academy, Rev. George Brown’s Basketball Team, Ivy League Connections and the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program. .
The Sixth Annual Judge Carroll Service Awards will take place Thursday, May 2 at the Richmond Sanitary Service Office, 3260 Blume Drive in Richmond from 5:30 p.m.-8 pm.
In 2008, BAPAC established the award program in honor of Judge Carroll’s public service record. The judge, who has retired, promoted family values, integrity, personal responsibility, public service and concern for the welfare of others.
The event recognizes community leaders who have demonstrated an unselfish commitment to public service and tireless work in the community for common good.
Kia Croom is a contributing writer for the Richmond Post.