Naomi Rainey recognized by League of Women Voters for community dedication

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naomi-rainey-piersonOn Tuesday, June 16, the League of Women Voters, Long Beach Area, is presenting its Making Democracy Work Award with a reception and awards ceremony at the Long Beach Main Library Auditorium from 6 to 7:30 P.M.  The recipient of this award is Naomi Rainey, President of the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP.

She is being honored for her outstanding leadership and devotion to promoting participation in community activities, empowerment of individuals, and hands-on involvement in the democratic process. “Naomi’s dedication to community improvement is an example of the characteristics that the League was founded to promote and encourage” said Phyllis O’Connor, President of the Long Beach League.

Also being honored at the ceremony are four other community leaders: Annie Greenfeld, president of the Wrigley Association, who has worked tirelessly as a neighborhood advocate and activist; Karen Harper, of the Historical Society of Long Beach, recognized for her efforts to create opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds to share experiences that help build a strong community; Val Parker, Executive Director of Power 4 Youth, whose mentoring organization brings hope and academic improvement to at-risk youth; and Cheryl Wilson, of the Disabled Resource Center, honored for her efforts to promote legislation to improve the quality of life for children and persons with disabilities.

“We are very proud to have such a dynamic group of honorees for this award,” said O’Connor. “They are wonderful examples of the difference one dedicated leader can make in the life of the community.”

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