Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2008 Roanoke Citizen of the Year

A surprise announcement was made by Mayor Bowers this evening at a reception honoring volunteers who serve on Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Committees. In addition to Estelle McCadden being named “Citizen of the Year” she also receive a Key to the City.
Estelle McCadden
2008 Citizen of the Year
At 82 Estelle is a neighborhood advocate and activist, and currently serves as the President of the Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Neighborhoods USA (NUSA), a national organization dedicated to developing partnerships between neighborhoods, local government, and public/private agencies across the United States. Her accomplishments are too many to put here. She will be honored at a subsequent Council meeting.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Community, Local Events


Comments (2)


November 20th, 2008 at 9:54 PM    

Nice lady!!


December 1st, 2008 at 12:55 PM    

I am impressed with the progress Estelle has accomplished but I am also worried. I have worked with the people of Gainsboro and there is a huge gap between the ages of those who care to change their neighborhood and those who are complacent.
Once this older generation is no longer able to be the leaders I feel there will be a void.
One person can make a huge difference but others must be willing to fill the gap. A representative is one thing but a community needs young energy, and lots of it, to continue to grow.
In my opinion this is lacking in Gainsboro and it will have a dramatic effect in the future

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