NAACP to give Owens award for her support of African-Americans

November 03, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

County Executive Janet S. Owens will receive the President's Award at the Anne Arundel County NAACP's annual freedom fund banquet Nov. 12 for her efforts in appointing African-American members to her Cabinet and for fighting the Ku Klux Klan's attempt to join the Adopt-A-Road program.

Owens is the first elected official in Anne Arundel County to receive the award.

Chapter President Gerald G. Stansbury also noted her support of the Alex Haley statue at the City Dock in Annapolis and the renovation of Wiley H. Bates High School.

Since taking office, Owens has appointed former Annapolis Alderman Carl O. Snowden and Virginia A. Thomas to her Cabinet, and has pledged to appoint other minorities to key positions.

The awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $35.

Information or tickets: 410-544- 0786.

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