City of Rochester
(Friday, Feb. 24, 2012) – Darryl D. Porter, Assistant to the Mayor at the City of Rochester, will be presented with the first annual Living Legend Award by St. Paul Believers Holiness Church.
“I would like to congratulate Darryl Porter for this notable award,” said Mayor Thomas S. Richards. “His efforts on behalf of St. Paul and the City of Rochester certainly merit recognition and we are honored to acknowledge all he has contributed.”
The award, which is timely as we celebrate Black Heritage Month, will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at St. Paul Believers Holiness Church, 63 Thomas St.
Porter has played an instrumental role at St. Paul, serving as a liaison between the people of the church and the entire Rochester community. This award is a way for Pastor Stephon P. Donaldson and the congregation of St. Paul to extend their gratitude for Porter’s years of dedication.
Porter spent 30 years working for Eastman Kodak Company, served as member and President of the Rochester City School Board and is currently employed as assistant to Mayor Richards. A teenager during the Rochester race riots of 1963, Porter represents a local connection to the national civil rights movement. Porter has been a witness to the racial progress in the city since then and continues to work toward its fulfillment, sponsoring youth initiatives, drug education and parent advocacy. As past president of Group 14621, Porter was dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in that region.
He has also been the recipient of other community awards such as the ABC James M. McCuller Award for Excellence, the Urban League’s Golden Service Award and the Nigerian Association of Greater Rochester’s Friend of Nigerian Award.
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