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East Orange Planning Director Valerie Jackson a Recipient of Women In Economic Development and Civic Engagement Award 

Washington, D.C. - Walker's Legacy and the Walker's Legacy Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of its Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards in partnership with the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). Both organizations will recognize eleven (11) multicultural women leaders in economic development during the 2017 Annual Legislative Conference.

Recipients of the Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards are recognized as champions of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their community. Recipients must work for a government, non-profit or chamber entity.

This year's honorees include:

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• Aisha Glover, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark, NJ)

• Barbara George Johnson, Executive Director, John S. Watson Institute (Trenton, NJ)

• Carlecia D. Wright, Chief Diversity Officer & City Department Director, City of Houston (Houston, TX)

• Courtney Johnson Rose, Chairwoman, Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (Houston, TX)

• Courtney R. Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, Government of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

• Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

• Lisa Cooper, Director of Economic Development, City of Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)

• McClain Bryant, Director of Policy at the Office of the Mayor, City of Kansas City (Kansas City, MI)

• Tiffanie Stanard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stimulus (Philadelphia, PA)

• Tina Herbert, Director, Office of Business Opportunities, City of Columbia (Columbia, SC)

Valerie Jackson, Director of Policy, Planning, and Development, City of East Orange (East Orange, NJ)

The program is chaired by Chair-women Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI), Marie C. Johns, former deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and managing partner at Leftwich, LLC and A'Lelia Bundles, author, biographer, and great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker. The program will also include the participation of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (Baltimore City, MD), Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (Gary, Indiana),  Mayor Lovely Warren (Rochester, NY) and Mistress of Ceremonies, Lesli Foster, WUSA-9 anchor.

About Walker's Legacy: Walker's Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

About Walker's Legacy Foundation: Walker's Legacy Foundation exists to provide the entrepreneurial, financial and professional supports needed to improve economic prosperity and reduce economic inequality for multicultural women and girls, globally.

 

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