Montclair, NJ – The Essex County Board of County Commissioners has named Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings an honoree at the Board’s annual program commemorating February as African-American History Month. The virtual program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17 on NJ-ecc.org. It will celebrate African-American traditions and heritage and will honor outstanding Essex County African-Americans for their unique contributions to the community, the County of Essex, and the State of New Jersey.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by County officials, especially in a ceremony that recognizes the achievements of African-Americans in Essex County during Black History Month,” said Councilor Cummings. “I am truly humbled and acknowledge that my achievements as Montclair’s 4th Ward Councilor could only be possible with the support of my colleagues on the Council, the administrative staff, and the men and women behind the scenes who work hard every day on behalf of the Township’s residents.”
In keeping with the theme of “Recognizing Excellence,” the Board of Commissioners will also honor Harry Paden of Irvington, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of HP, Inc.; Ryan P. Haygood, Esq., of Newark, President and CEO of New Jersey Institute of Social Justice; and Deborah Davis Ford of South Orange, Clerk of the Essex County Board of County Commissioners.