Mayor of Cincinnati Proclaims October 22, 2019 Ms. Verline Dotson Day


To honor Vice President of Early Childhood Education Verline Dotson's lifetime of service helping improve the lives of children and families, including 26 years heading the Community Action Agency Head Start program, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley signed a proclamation officially making October 22, 2019 Verline Dotson Day.

Be it Proclaimed:

Whereas, Verline Dotson has dedicated her entire career to serve and protect the lives of children and families, which includes 26 years of service at the Community Action Agency Head Start; and,

Whereas, she has served more than 150,000 children and families, directly impacted more than 500 Policy Council parents, and monitored and supported more than 10,000 Head Start staff and leaders; and,

Whereas, Verline has worked tirelessly to create safe environments for children by leading the efforts for the construction of two state-of-the-art facilities, the Theodore M. Berry Center and the Life Learning Center-Community Action Agency Headquarters; and,

Whereas, the Community Action Agency Head Start family will be forever grateful for Verline's commitment. sacrifices, and endless giving of herself knowing that her "Heart and Mind is clear,"

Now, therefore, I, John Cranley, Mayor of the city of Cincinnati, do hereby proclaim October 21, 2019 as "Verline Dotson Day" in Cincinnati.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Cincinnati to be affixed this Twenty-First day of October in the year Two Thousand and Nineteen.

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John Cranley
Mayor, City of Cincinnati