Will Packer, Kenny Leon honored by Georgia Black Elected Officials

GABEO Annual Legislative Dinner 2015-1

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held its annual dinner on Thursday, February 26, at the Georgia World Congress Center. At this year’s event, they honored African Americans in arts and entertainment with Georgia ties.

It was hosted by actor-comedian Chris Tucker and Fox news anchor Cynne’ Simpson. Honorees included Steve Allen, Andre Thompson, Brenda Sigletary and Gilbert Young, James Brown, BRICK, Sheila Ray (Ray Charles’ daughter), Clifford “TI” Harris, Kenny Leon, Bohannan, Will Packer, Dottie Peoples, Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, S.O.S. Band and Millie Jackson.

“We appreciate the support from our corporate sponsors and community partners, we will continue to engage in activities that educate and provide scholarships; conduct research, development and training activities; and support, sponsor, underwrite, staff and administer nonpartisan, programs that protect the general welfare of Black people, other people of color and disadvantaged citizens of Georgia,,” said GLBC Chair Rep. Dawkins-Haigler.

“The Black Caucus continues its important work that it has been doing for 42 years and is proud that this year our focus on youth has resulted in the highest number of interns at the Capitol and a well attended youth day with boys and girls from across the state in attendance, she added.

Last year more than 650 guests attended the dinner from federal, state and local elected officials to government leaders and community and nonprofit organizations and academia.

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is the largest state black caucus in the nation with a membership of 61 members who represent over 3 million Georgians.

(Photos by Robin Lori for Steed Media Service)

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