Hill elected VP of state mayors’ conference
Published 10:48 am Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mosses Mayor Walter S. Hill, says he’s humbled and honored by the vote of confidence demonstrated by the Alabama Conference of Black Mayors, which convened recently to nominate and elected the State Association’s Officers.
During the vote Hill was nominated for the position of vice president by the delegation of black mayors attending was unanimously elected by the entire membership.
Mayor Johnny Ford, the long-time founder of the Alabama Conference of Black Mayors expressed words of confidence in Mayor Hill’s years of proven and effective leadership, referring to mayor Hill as “My Mayor, my leader”.
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Ford said Hill “has demonstrated his leadership for years as a long-time member of this Conference, throughout his years of service as the mayor of the community of Mosses.”
Upon accepting the election to the office of vice president, Hill expressed his gratitude “to the men and women upon whose shoulders he has stood upon for years, those who struggle, bleed, suffered, prayed and even died that I as an African American could someday be able to run for public office to serve mankind and my community.”
Hill said he will work closely with the president of the conference to strength the Conference in a spirit of unity, faith and prayer as he plans to strengthen the tone of effective leadership as a voice for the voiceless and as a public servant who “serves with his heart, leads with his faith and who delivers on his commitment to serving all regardless of race, color, creed.”
Hill will serve alongside the newly elected president of the Conference, Midfield, Alabama Mayor Gary Richardson.
The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors has been in existence for more than 40 years. Helenor Bell, the former mayor of Hayneville, recently served as the Association’s President prior to her retiring as mayor of Hayneville.