Back in November, Marlon Bolton, a Jamaican American, was elected as the first African American city commissioner in Tamarac’s entire 53 year history.
“As you can imagine, Black History Month is of major importance to me,” he said.
On Wednesday, February 8, at 7 p.m., he is leading the initiative to honor members of the community who have kept the African American Legacy alive.
He invites residents to spend the evening with the commission honoring two great icons in the community: Dr. Henry B. Fernandez of the Faith Center Ministries and Elaina Norlin, Regional Manager at the African American Research Library.
Dr. Fernandez and Ms. Norlin have served Tamarac residents and Broward at large in both their capacities and both will receive a proclamation from the city in recognition of their work.
Bolton has also requested a proclamation observing Black History Month in the City of Tamarac. The proclamation will also be presented that evening which will include a special reception, where all residents are invited to be held in the City Hall Atrium beginning at 6 p.m.
The event will take place at City Hall located at 7525 NW 88th Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.
Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac.