Annual Fair Housing Luncheon Held


From left to right, Valerie Ragland; Poster Contest Winner, Grace Warmkessel; 2nd Place Winner, J’Mya Cutter (both from Coastal Middle School); 3rd Place Winner, Naythaniel Jackson (Hubert Middle School), Linda King and Catriona Schaefer – 2nd Row-left to right, Michael Stevens, Bill Gettis and Ralph Cummings
From left to right, Valerie Ragland; Poster Contest Winner, Grace Warmkessel; 2nd Place Winner, J’Mya Cutter (both from Coastal Middle School); 3rd Place Winner, Naythaniel Jackson (Hubert Middle School), Linda King and Catriona Schaefer – 2nd Row-left to right, Michael Stevens, Bill Gettis and Ralph Cummings

The Savannah Chatham County Fair Housing Council held its 19th Annual Fair Housing Luncheon & Awards Benefit April 29, 2015. The speaker was Elizabeth Singer. She is the Director of the U.S. Attorneys’ Office Fair Housing Program in the Civil Rights Division.

Traditionally, April has been recognized as Fair Housing Month coinciding with the signing of the Fair Housing Act. The local theme for this year’s event was “Fair Housing: It’s Not an Option. It’s the Law!”

The winner of the 2015 William K. Broker Good Citizen Award is William “Bill” Gettis. The 2015 Fair Housing Poster Contest winners were announced at the event. First place: Grace Warmkessel, 7th grader at Coastal Middle School; Second place: J’Mya Cutter, an eighth grade student also of Coastal Middle School and Third place: Naythaniel Jackson of 8th grade at Hubert Middle School.


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