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MWA Celebrates "Dorothy Black Day"

Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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Dorothy “Dot” Black (center) receives a Proclamation from the MWA Board during the December 2018 Authority Meeting, commemorating her 21-plus years of service representing the citizens of District 1 in Macon-Bibb County.

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) celebrated “Dorothy Black Day” on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018, hosting a reception in her honor at its Headquarters to commemorate her 21-plus years of service as the District 1 Member of the Authority.

During the reception honoring Ms. Black’s career in public service and public education, the Macon-Bibb County Commissioners presented her with a Proclamation designating Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018 as “Dorothy Black Day” in Macon-Bibb County. The Bibb County School System, where Ms. Black worked as an educator, provided a special presentation for her as well.

Dorothy “Dot” Black’s tenure on the MWA Board was highlighted by service on every MWA Committee at one time or another, including most recently as Chair of the MWA Personnel Committee and Vice-Chair of the MWA Engineering Committee.

Professionally, Dot worked as a teacher and public educator for more than 30 years in Bibb County and neighboring school systems. During that time, she taught science, as well as dance and drama, and she even managed the after-school program for River’s Edge Behavioral Health Center.

Dot is a native of Macon, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Paine College in Augusta, as well as a master’s degree from Fort Valley State University. She also completed post-graduate studies at UGA, Indiana University, and the Butler School of Library Sciences.

Ms. Black is a Member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Macon, where she served as Missionary Queen for the Sixth Episcopal District. She also was selected as the Senior Cherry Blossom Queen in 2010 for Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival.

“I have enjoyed serving on the Macon Water Authority Board for the past 21 years, as a steward of District 1 and this great community. It has given me great pleasure to be a part of the infrastructure improvements, redevelopment efforts within Tindall Heights, and various other programs that have not only attracted new industry, but also have afforded new jobs and a spark of revitalization within the Macon-Bibb County community,” she says.

“The main reason I sought tenure on the MWA Board was to ensure that our customers were continually provided quality and affordable water and sewer services, and to be able to expand these services into neighboring counties. I feel that my presence on the Board has achieved this goal. I will truly miss all of the employees and customers of the Authority; however, the cherished memories I have gained are forever embedded in my heart.”

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681
E: chris@jwapr.com

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