Penn State Harrisburg

York Mayor Bracey to speak Feb. 19

York Mayor C. Kim Bracey

York Mayor C. Kim Bracey

York City Mayor C. Kim Bracey will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Library Morrison Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Bracey will speak about her experiences in becoming the first female and African-American elected as York mayor. A motivational speaker and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bracey works to inspire young people to get involved in the political process.

"Mayor Bracey's visit to campus will offer students, faculty, and staff a unique opportunity to engage with a dynamic community leader who is committed to serving her constituents and spreading her message of personal empowerment," said Alison Smolinski, staff assistant in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and event coordinator.

Bracey previously directed the Department of Community Development for the City of York. She currently serves or has served on the Boards of York Hospital, the Martin Library, the York County Community Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. She is also the founding president of the York Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a national leadership development organization.

The event is presented by the college’s Commission for Women.

For information, call 948-6124.