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  • Pierce County Black Collective

  • Pat McCarthy, Washington State Auditor

  • Marti Leavitt, Washington State House of Representatives

  • Marilyn Strickland, US Representative from Washington State10th Legislative District 

  • Patti Banks, Former Superintendent of University Place School District, and Current Lecturer in Educational Administration

  • James Shoemaker, Retired Superintendent of Tacoma School District

  • Willie Stewart, Retired Principal of Lincoln High School, Former Assistant Superintendent and Former Member of Board of Directors at Tacoma School District

  • Frank Boykin, Jr., Director of Manufacturing Industrial Council for the South Sound

  • Alice Boykin, Communications Strategy Consultant

  • Dianne Strickland Bradley, Retired Educator and 36 years University Place Resident

  • Mary Miller Chapman, Ed.D., Lead Field Supervisor of University of Washington Tacoma Campus’ Education Administration Program

  • Dr. Rita Chaidhurt, Executive Director of Student Services Tacoma School District

  • Rev. Dr. Gregory Christopher, Senior Pastor Shiloh Baptist Church, Mary Lu Dickinson Member of University Place School District Board of Directors Tacoma

  • Michael Ehart, Former President of University Place School District Board of Directors

  • T’Wina Nobles, Member of University Place School District Board of Directors, and Washington State Senator, 28th Legislative District

  • Rosa Franklin, Former Washington State Senator 29th Legislative District Retired Registered Nurse

  • Mary Fertakis, Former President of the Tukwila School District’s Board of Directors

  • Minh-Ahn Hodge, Ed.D., Executive Director of EL/Global Education, Tacoma School District, Board Member of Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, Tacoma Housing Authority Commissioner, External Affairs of Vietnamese Association of Tacoma Pierce County

  • Pat Erwin, Principal of Lincoln High School, Tacoma School District, and Former University Place School District Student

  • Audrey Henry, Owner of Ma’s Fitness Center and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Aaron Pointer, Metro Parks Board of Commissioners

  • Leona Pointer, Retired Educator from University Place School District

  • William Streeter, Retired Educator and Fifty Year Resident of University Place

  • Robert MacGregor, Ed.D., Educational Administration Program Director

  • Jean Lubken, Retired Educator/Counselor, Tacoma School District and Thirty Years Resident of University Place

  • Dr. William Lubken, Dental Surgeon and Thirty Years Resident of University Place

  • James Walton, Retired Tacoma City Manager

  • Lyle Quasim, Retired President of Bates Vocational Technical Institute, and Current President of Tacoma-Pierce Black Collective

  • Genie Moss, Seattle Division Administrator, Board Trustee of Tacoma Arts Live

  •  Tacoma Historical Society Ryan Mello, Pierce County Council

  • Sharon Winesberry, Elected Pierce County District 28-540

  • Political Destiny (Branch of the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance)28th Legislative District Washington Invisible Tacoma

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 Pictured: Mother, 96 year old Albertha Dorsey and Me.
Pictured: My Educator Lunch Bunch; Jean Lubken, Dianne Bradley, Kristin Carver, and AJ Edwards.
Pictured: My Nextdoor neighbor James Bickford and my good friend Dr. Bill Lubken.