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Clayton Muhammad Named Aurora's Outstanding African-American

Clayton Muhammad, newly appointed Director of Communications for the City of Aurora and leader of Boys II Men has been named Aurora’s Outstanding African-American for 2013.

Muhammad will be recognized at the 9th annual African-American Heritage Advisory Board (AAHAB) Celebration at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Gaslight Manor, 2485 Church Road.

The AAHAB annually presents an award to an African-American leader that has lasting impact in Aurora and who has made significant achievements in his or her field and the community.

Toussaint Smith, Chairman of AAHAB said, “Mr. Muhammad has a wonderful gift of turning a child’s life around and when you are able to correct or touch the heart of a child, you have touched the heart of a family.  Clayton is a clear example that we all should follow.”

“Clayton is a proven, passionate, and dedicated leader who cares deeply about Aurora,” said Mayor Tom Weisner.  “His work in this community has improved the lives of countless young people and made a significant impact on the entire City.”

Previous Outstanding African-American Award recipients include Judge Keith F. Brown, Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns, Fred Rodgers, Cynthia Latimer, Donnell Collins, Archie Needham, Lillian Perry and Henry Cowherd.

The breakfast also will honor four community leaders with Nia Awards. (Nia means “purpose” in Swahili), and will feature a performance by a local jazz band and scholarship presentations to local African-American high school seniors.

Tickets are $20 per person with a portion going to the Henry Cowherd Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ken Maurice at (630) 256-3402. Checks can be made payable to the City of Aurora - AAHAB and mailed to the City of Aurora’s Community Service Office, 5 E. Downer Pl., Suite A, Aurora, IL 60505.

The African American Heritage Advisory Board for the City of Aurora was started in 2003 and is a non-partisan advisory board that is community based and funded by the City of Aurora. Its purpose is to provide education to the community and act as a bridge between the African American community and all other communities within the City of Aurora

Location: Aurora, Illinois


Release Date—February 12th, 2013