CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga community activists received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award last Saturday.
Among the recipients was Representative Yusuf Hakeem.
In 2003 George W. Bush created an executive order that created the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
The award was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through civic service and civic engagement.
The recipients of this award made many contributions to their communities in Chattanooga and abroad.
The event was held at the Historic Pineywood School in Alton Park.
Jacqueline Carmon (authorized and certified representative) presented the President’s Lifetime Achievement Service Award to the following humanitarians: Logan Taylor, Haley Breeden, Vida Tate, Regina Tate, Karen Clay, Stacy Kehoe, Erin Kelly, Ronald Harris, Theresa Turner, Willie McClendon, Pastor Brenda Benn, Dr. Elenora Woods, Representative Yusuf Hakeem, Captain Mickey McCamish, Dr. Everlena Holmes, and Terrance Westfield (posthumously – received by Tammy Jones and Tim Westfield).
“I am honored to have witnessed the great contributions these individuals have made to our great nation. This recognition is long overdue," says Carmon.
Dr. Holmes additionally received the President’s Gold Medallion for over 70 years of service.