For immediate release through Jan. 18.
Oliver M. Thomas Jr.
New Orleans City
FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • At a town hall style meeting Jan. 18, New Orleans City Councilmember Oliver M. Thomas Jr. will address citizens of New Orleans living in the Dallas Fort Worth area. The event, the first since Hurricane Katrina with a city council member available to speak to New Orleans citizens, will take place at Brookhaven College’s Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute from 6:30-9 p.m. Several community agencies will be on hand with information about their services during this same time.
The program will include a welcome from Sharon L. Blackman, Ed.D., president of Brookhaven College, an introduction from a former Tulane University student currently attending Brookhaven and a “State of the City” address from Councilman Thomas. Thomas will answer questions from the audience as well.
Thomas has served on the council since 1994. He has served on numerous council committees and various community and public service boards. For his civic and community efforts, Thomas has received several honors, including the Legislator of the Year Award from the Alliance for Good Government and the Jefferson Award for Community Service from WDSU-TV.
The meeting is co-sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, Amnesty International, Teacher Academy Education Club and the Black Student Organization. The Community Council of Greater Dallas, Concord Church - FEMA liaison, Catholic Charities, Workforce for Dallas County, Salesmanship Club and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas have committed to attending the event.
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