Richmond Heights, OH

The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County Held a Press Conference at Richmond Heights City Hall; the Image Accepted

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Richmond Heights, OH. - Members of the Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County called on Richmond Heights Public Officials to recognize the First Black Woman Mayor, Meisha Headen. Recently the Commission delivered a photo image and temporary frame to Mayor Kim A. Thomas's special assistant, Rhonda Gibson.

Gibson took the photo and informed the group that she had contacted former Mayor Headen, and they were conversing.

Headen was elected Mayor of Richmond Heights in 2014. She served 11 months before she was recalled. City Officials were determined to keep Headen off the nameless "WALL" where all Mayors are posted. After this issue came to the attention of The Black Women Commission of Cuyahoga County, the women contacted the current Mayor and Council members of the City, demanding that Headen be added to the nameless "Wall."

The City responded after the BWCCC held a press conference in front of Richmond Heights City Hall with TV 19news and Brown on Cleveland Newbreak.

"As we celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month, we will not stand silent and allow the City of Richmond Heights to omit our history," says the Women of BWCCC.

According to TV 19news' Katie Tercek, Mayor Kim Thomas is willing and honored to place the image of Former Miesha Headen on the "Wall."

Headen's image should have been placed seven years ago.

The Cuyahoga County Black Women Commission is optimistic about Mayor Thomas's commitment to place Headen on the "Wall." "As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, we look forward to seeing Headen on the "Wall" with the other Mayors who served Richmond Heights in that capacity. We are committed to this cause," said the Commission.

Former Mayor Meisha Headen thanked the Commission and Brown on Cleveland for their intervention.

The Black Women Commission - Cuyahoga County plans to attend a Richmond Heights City Council meeting regarding the "Wall."

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