The Montclair Branch of the NAACP will present the 2013 Thurgood Marshall Award to Mayor Robert D. Jackson.
The award will be presented at the 97th annual fundraiser of the Montclair NAACP on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange.
"Rarely does an award recipient demonstrate the type of extraordinary leadership as that of Mayor Jackson," said Montclair NAACP President Thomas Reynolds. “Mayor Jackson is the first Montclair mayor to serve the Township of Montclair twice since the Faulkner Act was implemented in 1980s."
Jackson first served as mayor in 1987 and was elected again in 2012.
"We are extremely proud of his leadership and concern for the residents of Montclair and felt that he is most deserving of the recognition," Reynolds said.
The Thurgood Marshall
Award is the highest award presented by the Montclair NAACP.
Other 2013 honorees include:
Education: Daniel Gill
Community Service: S.O.F.I.A.
Business: Premier Dance Theatre
Legislative: Sen. Ronald Rice
Student Achievement: Tiana Watson and Rodney Akee Gaines
In Service: Rosita Dotson
Tickets for the dinner and awards ceremony can be purchased by visiting www.montclairnaacp.org; or by contacting Marcia Brewington at 973-634-6111.