SEATTLE — Members of the community were honored at Mount Zion Baptist, one of the largest African American churches in Seattle, on Sunday.
Several of Seattle’s past and present leaders were honored in celebration of the church’s 125 years of community service. The leaders were honored for their part in building a safe and equal community for all.
“It is important to acknowledge the work that these individuals and organizations have done over the years,” Mount Zion Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Aaron Williams said in a statement.
Honorees included Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Seattle Colleges Chancellor Dr. Jill Wakefield, Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, the Urban League of Seattle, King County and the NAACP.
“We have come far together, and there is still a lot of work to do. I look forward to continued and new strong partnerships,” Williams said. “Together, we can move the community forward and possibly become a model for the nation.”