ONE FOR WORTH community meeting on race and culture relations
by Kathryn Kroll, 2017-2018 Brentwood-Oak Hill Neighborhood Association President
The East Regional Library was host to the Jan. 29 “Continuing the Conversation” meeting and over 40 Eastsiders attended this meeting hosted by One Fort Worth, the City of Fort Worth’s Race & Culture Task Force.
In August 2017, the Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to look at the areas of race and culture and how they affect our community. The group is meeting with community members throughought 2018 and will make recommendations to the City Council on areas where they think change is needed.
The Task Force will also look at statistics and trends to determine how race and culture impact the delivery of city services.
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Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year Award goes to Rita Vinson of Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborhood Association
For the second year in a row, an Eastside neighborhood leader was chosen as the Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year, the most prestigious award given by the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations, Inc. This year’s winner is Rita Vinson. She was nominated by Kathryn Kroll President and the board of the Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborhood (BOHN) Association. Last year’s award was given posthumously to Alyce Boyd of Ryanwood Neighborhood Association.
Gene Bibb, current president of the League, presented the award to Vinson at an awards luncheon Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Riley Center at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. About 350 people attended the luncheon. This event was part of the 2017 Mayor’s Community Engagement Workshops and Awards program. Continue reading Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year Award goes to Rita Vinson of Brentwood-Oak Hills Neighborhood Association