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Former Council Member Receives Outstanding Texan Award

Former Garland City Council Member B.J. Williams was honored with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) Outstanding Texan Award at the 2019 African American Legislative Summit.

Williams, a member of the Garland City Council from 2012 to 2018, was nominated for the award by Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (HD 113) for his service and involvement in his community.

Each year, the TLBC Outstanding Texan Award is given to individuals who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.

Linda Griffin and Ricky McNeal were also honored with the award. Griffin has been a member of the Garland Independent School District’s Board of Trustees since 1998. McNeal is the current President and Political Action Chair of the Garland NAACP.

“Linda, B.J. and Ricky are three individuals who have given so much to the City of Garland over the years,” said Representative Bowers. “It was my honor to nominate them to receive this prestigious award and I am happy to see them get the recognition they deserve.”