In a historic moment for the City of Auburn, Rhonda Overstreet-Wilson has been inaugurated as the first African American member of the City Council, marking a significant milestone in the city’s 231-year history.
Her inauguration is part of a broader change in Auburn’s governance, which now includes a female majority on the council.
Incoming Mayor James Giannettino, Jr. highlighted this achievement during the inauguration ceremony, emphasizing the city’s progress and the breaking of longstanding barriers. Overstreet-Wilson, a native of Auburn, grew up near the home of the renowned abolitionist Harriet Tubman, drawing inspiration from Tubman’s legacy in her journey to leadership.
Councilor Overstreet-Wilson’s agenda focuses on key community issues, particularly ensuring safe drinking water for future generations in Auburn.
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