Mount Vernon –The Council Chambers were standing room only as the Mount Vernon City Council honored five Mount Vernonites for their work in the community, Wednesday night at the bimonthly Council Meeting (held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month). Each of the five councilpersons selected one community stakeholder. The City Comptroller Maureen Walker also presented each honoree with a Certificate of Recognition.
The five honorees were Judge Nichelle Johnson Muhammad, the first Muslim appointed to the Mount Vernon City Court, who went on to win the Democratic Primary and ran uncontested in the General Election on Tuesday, selected by Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo, Nesta Felix of NewFlex Youth Programs, Inc. selected by Councilman J. Yuhanna Edwards, Chanese Coleman of Coleman & Coleman selected by Councilman André Wallace, Jamie Pessin selected by Councilwoman Lisa Copeland and Black Westchester Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson selected by Council President Marcus Griffith.
Black Westchester’s Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson AJ Woodson
Mount Vernon City Court Judge Nichelle A. Johnson-Muhammad
The Mount Vernon City Council honors Mount Vernon residents twice a year for their work in the community. The ceremony was started by Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo.