AC Mayor Marty Small To Be Honored by AACC of New Jersey


Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. speaks at George Floyd Virgil at City Hall in Atlantic City on Tuesday. Photo by Nastassia Davis.

By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITYAtlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. will be one of five people honored in February at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey Annual Circle of Achievement Awards Gala during Black History Month on Feb. 16.

Small, who is serving his first full-term as mayor after winning a series of elections after being elevated to the position in 2019, will receive the politics award at the program.

The awards gala will be held at the Venetian, 546 River Drive, in Garfield, from 6-11 p.m. on Feb. 16. The black-tie event honors individuals who have attained a high level of success in business, politics, education, community service, sports and entertainment.

Others being honored include Kenneth Bentley, CEO of Associates Professional Golf Association Tour; U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn; Natalya G. Johnson, senior counsel, Johnson & Johnson and president of the Garden State Bar Association; and Brenda Ross-Dulan, founder and managing partner of the Ross Dunn Group.

Small, who represented Ward 2 in Atlantic City and failed in two other attempts to win the mayor’s seat, moved into position in 2019 when the seat became vacant and he was serving as city council president. Since then, he has handily won Democratic primaries and general elections to fill out the open term and last November won a full-term as mayor.

This past summer during his inaugural ball, Small, a former record-holding standout basketball player at local Stockton University, raised more than a half-million dollars for youth programs throughout Atlantic City. His wife serves as superintendent of the Atlantic City Schools.

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