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MAYOR YOUNG PRESENTS KEY TO THE CITY TO THE FIRST LADY OF JAMAICA MRS. LORNA GOLDING

Mrs. Golding receives Key to the City of Mount Vernon

 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams hosted a special reception at Mount Vernon City Hall in honor of the First Lady of Jamaica, Mrs. Lorna Golding on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Mrs. Golding, wife of Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, visited Mount Vernon to commemorate Caribbean American Heritage Month in Westchester County. Mayor Young presented the First Lady with a Key to the City during the reception.
 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. noted, “It was my pleasure to present Mrs. Lorna Golding with the Key to City of Mount Vernon. Her altruistic spirit and strength resonated with many community members in our city. She has worked tirelessly to promote literacy and children’s programs throughout the world. I commend Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams for their assistance in arranging Mrs. Golding’s visit to our city.” 

BOL Vice Chair Lyndon Williams and Mayor Young Greet Mrs. Golding

 Mount Vernon is so beautiful,” noted Mrs. Golding. “I will always remember the warm reception I received here. I can’t wait to go back to Jamaica and tell the Prime Minister of the wonderful time I had in Mount Vernon.”

 The City of Mount Vernon is home to the largest Caribbean American community in Westchester County. Mrs. Golding was greeted by many local dignitaries and community members including County Board Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams and members of the City Council.

 “As a proud Caribbean American, I believe Mrs. Golding serves as a true inspiration to all ethnic groups in Mount Vernon. On behalf of the Westchester County Board of Legislators I join Mayor Young in celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month and honoring Mrs. Golding in our city.”  

 Mount Vernon City Council President Karen Watts and Council member Diane Munro-Morris also expressed their admiration for the First Lady during the reception.

Mrs. Golding poses with Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, City Council President Karen Watts and Mayor Young

 “I am proud of the leadership of this City in bringing Mrs. Golding to Mount Vernon. She is very   gracious and her presence is an inspiration to all of us,” stated City Council President Karen Watts.

 “For more information on the City of Mount Vernon, log on to our new website at www.cmvny.com or follow us on face book and twitter at CMVNY.com.

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