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File #: 0230X-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2022 In control: Favor
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/23/2022
Title: To honor, recognize, and express our appreciation for Magistrate Denise Rena Waddy on the occasion of her retirement from the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin
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To honor, recognize, and express our appreciation for Magistrate Denise Rena Waddy on the occasion of her retirement from the Franklin County Municipal Court.

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WHEREAS, for more than 30 years, Magistrate Denise Waddy served her local community and the State of Ohio as an attorney and appointed magistrate; and

WHEREAS, Denise Waddy is a graduate of Springfield North High School, Springfield Ohio. She went on to attend Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Upon earning her B.A. in 199, she attended the University of Dayton school of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 1993; and

WHEREAS, Denise Waddy worked for the Franklin County Public Defender’s office as a staff attorney before being appointed to the Franklin County Municipal Court bench as a Magistrate in 1995. She has been a Magistrate for 27 years; and

WHEREAS, in 2005 Waddy became the proud recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King image award presented by the Capital University Black Law Students Association; and

WHEREAS, Denise Waddy is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association where she previously served on the Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives; and

WHEREAS, Denise Waddy is a member of the Columbus Bar Association where she served as past Chair of the Municipal Court Committee; and

WHEREAS, Denise Waddy is a previous member of the Ethics and Grievance Committee; a member of the Ohio Association of Magistrates; a former Trustee of the Bexley Public Library and a active member of her church, Love Zion Missionary Baptist church; and

WHEREAS, Magistrate Waddy has dedicated her life and career to improving lives. She is married to Attorney John W. Waddy Jr. She is a proud mother of 4 daughters and 1 grandson; and

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby honor, recognize, and express our appreciation for Magistrate Denise Waddy on the occasion of her retirement from the Franklin County Municipal Court; now, therefore

BE IT F...

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