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Mayor Spano to Officially Swear in Members to The Yonkers African American Advisory Board

Post Date:09/14/2016 11:05 AM

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Yonkers, NY – September 14, 2016 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced the re-launching of the African American Advisory Board (AAAB), as nine members will be officially sworn into the AAAB this evening at Yonkers City Hall.  The 5:30 pm ceremony, that will take place in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall, will be followed by a public meeting between the Advisory Board and Mayor Spano.

“I’m honored to recognize these eight individuals as the African Advisory Board expands during such an important time in our society,” said Mayor Spano.  “These passionate members of our community have the ability to lead positive initiatives in our city and are committed to mentoring the younger African Americans in Yonkers for the future as well.”

The Advisory Board’s three committees include Education, Employment and Safety. The AAAB has helped advocate for Mayor Spano’s “Rebuild Yonkers Schools” campaign, have been extremely active in the water testing of Yonkers Public Schools and an active partner in the Yonkers Police Departments’ National Night Out community event.

“As Chair of this Advisory Board, I want to see that the AAAB put forth every effort possible to assist the Mayor in bridging any gaps, mending any wounds and address the needed issues that the African American have encountered while living in Yonkers. While education, safety, and employment are our focus, we want be enlightened on all of the community’s concerns,” said AAAB Chairwoman, Renee Milligan.  

The ceremony will swear in the following AAAB members: Renee Milligan, Chair; Dwanita M. Crosby, Vice-Chair; Andrea Brown; Diana Brown-Temple; Karen Schullere; Kevin Morton; Deborah Baker, Mark Hynes and Sandy Amoyaw.

The Mayor’s African American Advisory Board (AAAB) was established in January of 2014, with the goal to connect with the community leaders of the City of Yonkers and hear the issues that affect their constituent’s quality of life. In Yonkers, the African American community represents the 3rd largest ethnic group. As a result, the AAAB was created so that the African American community could express themselves and have a true platform within the city.

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