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The Greater Canton Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Meet our 2021 Treasurer – Agatha Johnson

By amirah / July 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet our 2021 Treasurer – Agatha Johnson

The MLK Commission has been blessed to have a treasurer with an extensive background in community service. Ms. Johnson retired from the Canton Municipal Court and immediately began investing her…

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JUNETEENTH 2021 CELEBRATION

By amirah / June 28, 2021 / Comments Off on JUNETEENTH 2021 CELEBRATION

The MLK Commission attended and supported the annual Juneteenth Celebration at Nimisila Park. Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration commemorating the official end of enslavement in the Confederate States. Even…

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CLEO LUCAS TO SPEAK AT 2021 MLK HONORS SERIES: COURAGE TO CHANGE

By amirah / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on CLEO LUCAS TO SPEAK AT 2021 MLK HONORS SERIES: COURAGE TO CHANGE

Dynamic is the only way to describe Ms. Lucas. She served the Canton City Schools with distinction as an educator and administrator. She has held several positions with the Ohio…

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Stark County Defender – Sheriff George T. Maier

By amirah / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Stark County Defender – Sheriff George T. Maier

Sheriff George T. Maier epitomizes “Serve and Protect,” because it has been his life’s ambition. Maier began his career in law enforcement as a patrol officer in 1981 but spent…

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Educator Extraordinaire – Stephanie Rushin Patrick

By amirah / March 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Educator Extraordinaire – Stephanie Rushin Patrick

Ms. Patrick was invited to speak at this year’s 2021 MLK Honors: Courage to Change Series but was unable to attend in person but she did provide a bio on…

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NAACP PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT 2021 MLK HONORS SERIES: COURAGE TO CHANGE -PROFESSIONALLY

By amirah / March 23, 2021 / Comments Off on NAACP PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT 2021 MLK HONORS SERIES: COURAGE TO CHANGE -PROFESSIONALLY

Hector C. McDaniel, President of the Stark County NAACP will be an honored speaker at this year’s MLK Honors Series: Courage to Change – Professionally on April 2nd. McDaniel has…

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COVID VACCINE COMING TO CANTON CITY

By amirah / February 28, 2021 / Comments Off on COVID VACCINE COMING TO CANTON CITY

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 4th because vaccinations will be given out at the SE Community Center, 1400 Sherrick Road, from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. Must be 65 and older…

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2021 MLK Community Award Recipient, Betty Smith – Executive Director of EN-RICH-MENT

By amirah / February 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 MLK Community Award Recipient, Betty Smith – Executive Director of EN-RICH-MENT

Betty created EN-RICH-MENT as a safe haven for youth who live in low income neighborhoods and come from diverse backgrounds. Programs offered provide an outlet for youth to express their…

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2021 MLK Education Award Recipient – Jeffery S. Talbert, Superintendent Canton City Schools

By amirah / February 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 MLK Education Award Recipient – Jeffery S. Talbert, Superintendent Canton City Schools

Jeff Talbert graduated from Muskingum College (New Concord, Ohio) with a Bachelor’s Degree and received a Master’s Degree from Ashland University, (Ashland , Ohio). He has spent his career as…

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2021 MLK Business Award Recipient Tracy Freeman, CEO-Freeman Residential

By amirah / February 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 MLK Business Award Recipient Tracy Freeman, CEO-Freeman Residential

Freeman Residential Services, LLC, an agency that provides service to individuals with developmental disabilities. Tracy founded Freeman Residential Services in 2006. She has worked with individuals with disabilities for over…

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