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York Mayor’s Visit Rescheduled until Feb. 22

Kim Bracey
City of York Mayor C. Kim Bracey will speak on Feb. 22 at Penn State York.
1/20/2011 —

Due to inclement weather, Mayor of the City of York C. Kim Bracey’s visit to Penn State York on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s birthday has been rescheduled until Feb. 22. Bracey, will have lunch at noon with members of the campus community followed by a speech at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Bracey will speak about Dr. King’s impact on politics today. This portion of the program is open to the public.

Bracey’s visit is part of the campus’ remembrance of the late Dr. King called Wake Up! Realize the Dream and is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.

Bracey was elected the first African-American mayor of the City of York on Nov. 3, 2009, and was sworn into office as the 24th major on Jan. 4, 2010. She previously served as the appointed director of the department of community development for the City of York from June 2003 until January 2009.

A native of York, Bracey attended York City schools and is a proud graduate of William Penn Senior High School. She attended Bloomsburg University and in 1984 joined the United States Air Force where she served honorably until 1994 achieving the rank of E-6. Among her medals and citations, she received the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. She chose to return to York in 1994 to work for the Crispus Attucks Community Association where she managed the local program of YouthBuild AmeriCorps.

Bracey lives in York with her husband, Vernon, and they are the proud parents of two children.

For more information on this program, please contact Barbara Dennis at 771-4128.

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