Councilman Tony Young honored

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – City Council President Tony Young was honored Tuesday by
his council colleagues and Mayor Jerry Sanders, a day before Black History
Month draws to a close.

“His list of accomplishments on this council is long and distinguished
and he's respected by his colleagues and loved by his Fourth District,” said
Sanders, who declared it “Anthony Young Day” in the city of San Diego.

Young was also honored at a Black History Month reception on Monday,
along with nearly a dozen other community leaders, Councilwoman Lorie Zapf

Those honorees were:

— Jennifer Adams-Brooks, chairwoman of the San Diego Foundation;

— Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional
Airport Authority;

— Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College

— Wayne Darbeau, president and CEO of the Port of San Diego;

— Herb Johnson, president and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission;

— Ray King, president and CEO of the Urban League of San Diego;

— Jessie Knight, chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric;

— Miles McPherson, pastor of The Rock Church;

— Vince Mudd, outgoing chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of

— Carol Wallace, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center
Corp.; and

— Leon Williams, the first black San Diego city councilman and first
black county supervisor.

“Every single one of them has made a significant lasting impact on San
Diego,” Zapf said. “This is quite a stellar and amazing group of leaders in
our community.”

Young, who has been in office since 2004, has been credited with
establishing a collegial working environment for the council members since
taking over from Ben Hueso in 2010.

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