01/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 14:41
(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined his colleagues in government to celebrate Nassau County's 35th annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale on Monday, Jan. 20.
During the scholarship luncheon, which was organized by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County, four individuals were highlighted for their outstanding contributions to the community.
Legislator Drucker presented Nassau County Citations to 2020 honorees Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg, Spiritual Leader of Temple Or Elohim in Jericho; Jacob Dixon, Founder and CEO of Choice for All in Roosevelt; Bishop Phillip E. Elliott, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Cathedral in Hempstead; and A. Brian Leander, Ph.D., of Adelphi University.
'Through lifetimes of selfless service, these impressive community leaders have exemplified the values Dr. King embodied in his own advocacy,' Legislator Drucker said. 'I am proud to celebrate their achievements and deeply grateful for their contributions to creating a fairer, more just Nassau County in which diversity is celebrated, embraced and cherished.'