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File #: 0130X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To celebrate the life, legacy and service of Cheryl A. Boyce, the Executive Director Emeritus of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and to extend our deepest condolences to her family on her passing; Tuesday August 25, 2020.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To celebrate the life, legacy and service of Cheryl A. Boyce, the Executive Director Emeritus of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and to extend our deepest condolences to her family on her passing; Tuesday August 25, 2020.

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WHEREAS, the members of Columbus City Council extend this resolution of expression to honor the life, legacy, and service of Mrs. Cheryl A. Boyce who passed-away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl A. Boyce was born on June 17, 1949 to Mr. and Mrs. John and Alberta Bobbitt and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois - she was a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - and received her master’s degree in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati and was a 2004 ELPH Kellogg Fellow at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl began her work in the health and human services field as the result of the premature death of her father - she served as the founding Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health which started in 1987 - the Commission focuses on improving the health status of African Americans, Latino/Hispanics, Asians and Native American Indians - Cheryl served as the Executive Director of the Commission for more than 24 years and helped 30+ states replicate this model - she was a pioneer in the Minority Health Month movement and organized the first celebration in Ohio in 1989; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl served as a member of the Board of Directors, for the Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society, the Anthem Foundation of Ohio, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Children's Defense Fund, Ohio, the President of the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health; the Coordinator of the Governor's Task Force on Black and Minority Health-Ohio, the Program Director and Associate Program Director for Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. and she also had employment service with the Ohio De...

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