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Local fraternity to honor city manager

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City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney

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BY WILLIAM F. WEST
Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is going to receive a 2019 Citizen of the Year award from the local chapter of a fraternity.

During Monday’s City Council meeting, Small-Toney, in her community update, told the council and the audience she is going to be presented the honor at 9 a.m. on Saturday from Omega Psi Phi Inc.’s Alpha Omicron chapter. Small-Toney said she had recently been notified of what is going happen.

“And I am humbled and honored — and certainly appreciative of the recognition,” Small-Toney said in a brief speech. “But I’d also like to say that I will share the acceptance of that award, certainly with this council and with this community.

“We’ve been through a lot together over the past couple of months,” Small-Toney said. “I think we are coming out on the high end of things. And it took a lot of faith in God, my faith in particular in the one that I serve, but also in reflecting on the commitment of public servants that sit on this dais.

She said she is going to receive the award at the Tri-Faith Ministries church.

Her speech comes after months of allegations of cronyism at City Hall.

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