Pleasantville Mayor Judy Wards to Receive Honor From Atlantic City NANBPWC


Pleasantville Mayor Judy Ward attends the AC Community Walk for a Summer of Peace Tuesday. Photo by Nastassia Davis.

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ATLANTIC CITY — Pleasantville Mayor Judy Ward, the first African American woman ever to hold the position, will be honored on March 18 at the Atlantic City Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club annual Scholarship and Community Service Brunch.

Ward, who served on the Pleasantville city council for years before winning the mayor’s race in 2020, will be recognized at the Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive in Northfield.

Under the theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” guest speakers include Brenda Braithwaite, who serves on the executive committee of the New Jersey Education Association and Yolanda Melville, partner with Atlantic City law firm of Cooper Levenson and first vice president of the Atlantic City branch NAACP.

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Founded in 1935, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. emerged as a national non-profit organization in light of the need to promote and protect the interests of women business owners and professionals.

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