York City Mayor to visit campus during Women's History Month

Mayor C. Kim Bracey, the first African-American mayor of the City of York, will visit Penn State York on Tuesday, March 29 in celebration of Women’s History Month.  She will have lunch with members of the campus community beginning at 11:30 a.m. and then speak about the City of York and Women’s History Month beginning about noon. This portion of the program is open to the public. Bracey’s visit is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.

Bracey was elected the first African-American mayor of the City of York on Nov. 3, 2009, and was sworn into office as the 24th mayor on Jan. 4, 2010. She previously served as the appointed director of the department of community development for the City of York from June 2003 until January 2009. 

A native of York, Bracey attended York City schools and is a proud graduate of William Penn Senior High School.  She attended Bloomsburg University and in 1984 joined the United States Air Force where she served honorably until 1994 achieving the rank of E-6. Among her medals and citations, she received the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. She chose to return to York in 1994 to work for the Crispus Attucks Community Association where she managed the local program of YouthBuild AmeriCorps.

Bracey lives in York with her husband, Vernon, and two children.

For more information on this program, contact Barbara Dennis at 717-771-4128 or bhd5@psu.edu.


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Last Updated March 21, 2011