On Sunday, February 26, 2017, CMM 2K and G. Paris Media Group presented Dr. Brennetta Williams, Pastor, Impact Worship Center, Chesapeake, Va., as an ICON of Chesapeake for her outstanding service provided to youth, to women and to the homeless.
The ICONs of Chesapeake, a vision implemented by Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly in 2016, began to acknowledge individuals during Black History Month in the city of Chesapeake. While there are many African-Americans who have contributed to the city’s enhancement and development, each year a select number of individuals will be acknowledged. The 2016 ICONs were recognized and acknowledged by the City of Chesapeake, Office of the Mayor.
The 2017 project has been expanded to include Black History Month and beyond to give recognition to individuals throughout the year who have contributed significantly to the African-American community.
Other awards will be presented to March Cromuel, Congressman Robert Scott, Dr. Dwight S. Riddick, Sr. and Kenny Easley from March to August 2017.