Having set financial and attendance records at its 2010 Toby Buttimer Awards dinner, the Chatham County Democratic Committee today releases its Buttimer Award Honorees for 2011:
Toby Buttimer Award 2011 Honoree- Floyd Adams, Jr. Floyd Adams, Jr: Now a member of the Savannah – Chatham County Board of Public Education, having been elected twice to represent the 2nd District, Floyd Adams is still affectionately called “Mayor” by most Savannahians due to his election as Savannah’s first African- American Mayor. Adams is a lifetime resident of Savannah and Chatham County and is the publisher of the Savannah Herald. Arthur Gignilliat Jr. Public Service Award 2011 Honoree – Brooks Stillwell W. Brooks Stillwell is the managing partner at one of Savannah’s leading law firms, Brooks Stillwell was elected to four terms on Savannah’s City Council, serving from 1974 through 1991, and served as Mayor Pro Tem in 1991.
Tony Matthews Yellow Dog Democrat Award 2011 Award Honoree- Alfreda J. Goldwire-Currently President of the Savannah Federation of Teachers/ Paraprofessional s and School Related Personnel ( SFT/ PRSP), Alfreda also was named Labor Leader of the Year by the Georgia AFL/CIO. Under Alfreda’s leadership, SFT/PSRP has grown from 600 members in 1999 to over 2,000. “Our dinner having been named after a long time leader of Savannah’s Irish Catholic community, the CCDC is particularly excited to announce our 2011 Toby Buttimer Dinner award honorees this week,” said CCDC Chair Tony Center.
The Toby Buttimer Awards dinner is the CCDC’s major annual fundraiser and get together. The dinner first began in 1987 and annually honors three local Democrats for their achievements and support. The dinner will be held in late August or early September with a speaker of national prominence.