The Black American Political Action Committee’s 7th Annual “Judge George D. Carroll Community Service Awards Reception and Fundraiser” will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
George Carroll was elected to the Richmond City Council in 1961 and became the city’s mayor in 1964, becoming the first Black man to hold such an office in a major U.S. city. In 1965, he was the first Black man appointed Judge to the Richmond Municipal Court by Governor Edmund Brown Sr.
Following tradition, BAPAC will honor five community leaders who have demonstrated unselfish commitment to public service, family values and tireless work in the community for the common good. The 2014 honorees are Honorable Mayor Irma Anderson, Antwone Cloird, Mister Phillips, Eleanor Thompson, and Sims Thompson
In addition to recognizing the five honorees BAPAC will present BAPAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the Honorable Congressman George Miller.
The event will be held at the Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way. Tickets can be purchased at 180 Broadway in Richmond.