Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Baltimore’s Sixth Annual Top Neighborhood Dads Luncheon

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hosted the 6th Annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Dads luncheon at the Vollmer Center in Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum. Today’s luncheon honors twenty-five men who were nominated by people in their communities.

“It is an honor to host an annual celebration to ensure your hard work does not go unnoticed,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “By doing what is right—mentoring young people, cleaning up after storms, helping older neighbors—you add to the quality of life in our growing city.”

The Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Dads contest, which was founded in 2007 by then-Council President Rawlings-Blake, honors dedicated men in our communities who have given selflessly to keep Baltimore’s neighborhoods better, safer, and stronger. This year, nearly 50 men were nominated by their neighborhood associations for their efforts.

Radio host Harold Pompey served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Samuel Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System.

Ken Abrams Old Goucher Business Alliance Leon Bailey Hillen Road Improvement Association Kent Bates Langston Hughes/Lucille Park Hugh Bethell Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance Theron Black Winchester Improvement Association Timothy Bridges Fayette Street Outreach Organization, Inc. Laurence Campbell Wayland Community Ronald Coulbourn Resident Advisory Board Roland Epps, Sr. New South Clifton Park Community Association Nathaniel Freeman The Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council (GMCC) Robert Ginyard Upper Eutaw Madison Neighborhood Association David Henry Mayfield Improvement Association Irvin Johns Mid-Govans Community Association Adrian Muldrow Druid Heights Community Center Chris Nicholson The Family Tree Atiba Nkrumah Marble Hill Community Association Alfredo Santiago Latino Community John Spurrier Charles Village Civic Association William “Bill” St. John Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Sean Stinnett Mt. Royal Recreation Center Rev. Vasyl Syvinskyi St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Kenneth Troy Douglass/Somerset Resident Council Chris Waldt Lauraville Improvement Association Garrick Williams Park Heights Renaissance James Wilson Citywide Youth Sports Teams

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