Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis received the Susan Burgess Memorial Award for Exemplary Leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ National Breakfast meeting on Tuesday. Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem and DMO President Susan Burgess, the award honors one member of organization for their outstanding service to the organization.
Charlotte Councilmember LaWana Mayfield presented the award to Davis (above photo). “[Wendy] is a woman who has committed herself to making sure that our members have the resources they need to win their elections, and that our voices are heard at the (Democratic National Committee) and in our state parties. She has spent her time on the DMO Board speaking up for our officials in DNC committee meetings and working to build our Political Council to make sure that no DMO loses their election for lack of resources.”
Held during the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC, the DMO National Breakfast is a biannual meeting of Democratic Municipal Officials, the Democratic National Committee constituency association for Democratic mayors, council members, and other local elected officials. Davis was recognized not only for her service developing the DMO Political Council, which connects municipal Democrats to political consultants and resources, but for advocating for local Democratic issues in her role as a member of the Democratic National Committee. Previous winners of the Susan Burgess Award include Los Angeles Council Member Joe Buscaino, Newark Council President Mildred Crump, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, and Memphis Mayor AC Wharton.
The Rome TEA Party will host its monthly Lunch Bunch meeting from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Fuddruckers. The program will feature public discussions of TEA Party programs and events proposed for 2018. Arrive early to order lunch from the menu. Contact Mike Morton at 706-346-3400 for more information.