Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin named Public Servant of the Year
The National Action Network's fifth annual Triumph Awards ceremony recognized Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin as Public Servant of the Year. The Triumph Awards recognize leading African-Americans in arts, entertainment, media and public service.
Benjamin was recognized for his leadership in the city of Columbia and his commitment to service. Mayor Benjamin has led efforts in recent months to increase opportunities for the city's youth to create healthy families and prevent gang violence.
"This is about recognizing all we have and can accomplish when we stand together as One Columbia and for that, if nothing else, I am truly thankful."
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