Month: October 2017

City Council to Honor Esteemed Citizens

The City Council is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2017 Fall Honoring Ceremony which will be held during a regular City Council meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Twice each year, Council Members honor individuals and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the Mount Vernon community.  Honorees are:

  1. Barbara Bracey, Executive Director of Vernon Heights Day Care Center.
  2. Lillian C. Jones and Sylvia Reid, mother and daughter advocate for veterans.
  3. Shawn Patterson Howard, community activist.
  4. Diane Richardson, youth advocate and entrepreneur.
  5. Tamara Stewart, housing activist and supporter of the Mount Vernon Public Library.

All are invited to join the City Council as they recognize these esteemed individuals.

1st Annual Community Career Fair


Come shake hands with hiring managers from healthcare agencies and insurance companies! Sat. October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ the MVPL. Bring resumes! Dress professionally! Employers are seeking entry-level as well as experienced Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Nurses, Dental Assistants, Insurance Agents and more! Some of these employers offer free or low cost training to become a certified HHA, no high school diploma required! Male applicants are encouraged to apply

City Council To Hold Prayer Vigil for Victims of Violence and Natural Disasters

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council, like many throughout the country, were shocked and saddened to hear about the senseless shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Music lovers were enjoying a weekend concert when gunfire erupted. Today family members and friends are heartbroken that their loved one’s lives were taken so violently and so suddenly.


Roberta L. Apuzzo, President of the Mount Vernon City Council stated, “The Council and community will gather to pray for not only the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, but for their family and friends who will never forget the horror of this senseless attack on innocent victims out to have a good time. Prayers will also be offered for those victims who were struck with the recent onslaught of natural disasters.”


The City Council will hold a prayer vigil on the steps of City Hall on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to remember the victims of recent tragedies that have occurred across the country and in the city.