Honoring the CJTF!
In an effort to honor the eight members of the Community Justice Task Force, I presented each member with Mayoral Citations at City Hall. The Task Force put together a list of 49 recommendations geared towards addressing issues of racial inequality in 5 areas of our local government: policing, education, public health, housing, and economic development. I could not be prouder of these eight members. Once again, thank you to Phyllis Ellis, Pastor Mark Oliver, Pastor Robert Connolly, Michael Curry, Nessie Dubuisson, Darren Duarte, Michael Williams, and Carlito Weaver! These eight members are truly among the best that the City of Brockton has to offer.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
In an effort to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the City of Brockton chose to highlight one restaurant from the North, South, East, and West sides of the City. The restaurants selected were Maui, Chinatown, Bamboo Café, & Chang Chun. These 4 restaurants were presented a Mayoral Citation for their years of service to the City of Champions. Congratulations!
Haitian Flag Day
I proudly issued an official proclamation declaring May 18th as “Haitian Flag Day.” It was an awesome day and reminds me of just how proud I am to be the Mayor of a majority-minority City. The diversity of this City is truly our greatest strength.
Keep Brockton Beautiful Day
It was a pleasure to participate in the 16th Annual “Keep Brockton Beautiful Day” in the City of Champions. My office had a team of 10 people and we cleaned the perimeter of Marciano Stadium. Thank you to all those who participated in Keep Brockton Beautiful Day. My goal is to make it so that this outstanding day of community service doesn’t just happen once per year, but multiple times per year.
Marvin Hagler Day
On Sunday, May 23rd, the City celebrated Marvelous Marvin Hagler Day at Marciano Stadium. It was truly an incredible, star-studded, event and was a fitting tribute for the Champ. I was fortunate enough to open the ceremony and express gratitude to Mae Lang (mother of Marvelous Marvin Hagler) and the entire Hagler Family on behalf of the City of Champions. Thank you to all the celebrity guests who were on hand to honor Marvelous. It was truly a great day for the City and is a day I will never forget.
First-ever LGBTQ+ Flag-raising!
On June 2nd, I officially proclaimed the month of June Pride Month in the City of Champions, becoming the first Brockton Mayor to do so. In addition, we raised the first-ever LGBTQ+ Flag at City Hall at a historic flag-raising event. I am thankful to everyone who attended and who contributed to making the day so special. I am especially grateful to the Brockton High School Choir for lending their beautiful voices on this monumental day (a video of their performance can be seen here).
Thanks to grant funds from the 2020 COVID-Safe Cooling Program the City of Brockton was able to purchase table fans and air conditioning units to be distributed to the most vulnerable residents. Effective as of June 1st, 2021, applications for the “Keeping it Cool Brockton Program” are now being accepted at Council on Aging. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021. For the link to the application click here.