Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines and Fresno Unified School District trustee Lindsay Cal Johnson will be recognized by the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s Elected Officials of the Year.
Baines, who represents District 3, is beginning his fourth year on the City Council and recently ascended to the council presidency, while Johnson, the Fresno Unified board president, is starting his third four-year term representing the West Fresno/Edison High District 1. The awards will be presented Feb. 6 at the FMBCC’s 2015 Legislative Awards Reception.
The awards reception is organized by the chamber as an opportunity for local elected officials and candidates to get acquainted with the organization’s business members and others in the Valley’s African-American community. The reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Club, 2120 Kern St. in Fresno. The program is at 6 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $20 each. Details, tickets are available online at www.fmbcc.com.