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Food for Thought and Board of Directors Meeting; Everyone Welcome! [Online; Free; RSVP]
August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP here by noon on that Thursday to receive your Zoom link. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.
Early in the meeting agenda, the board reserves space to hear from owners who wish to address the board. Want to contribute to our next Board meeting? Click here and in the subject line put “Owner Comment” and let your voice be heard!
This meeting will start with our “Food for Thought” speaker series presentation! These 20-minute Ted Talk style speeches will take place at the beginning of each board meeting and highlight presenters from diverse and marginalized groups within the Frederick community. Our hope is to center different voices in order to learn about the joys, struggles, and experiences within Frederick and emphasizes our co-op principles of education and concern for community. Due to limited meeting time, there will be no Q&A but contact information and resources will be shared for follow up conversations.
This month’s speaker is Kavonté Duckett, a proud lifelong resident of Frederick, who graduated from Tuscarora High School and Frederick Community College (FCC). He was FCC’s President of the Student Government Association and Student Representative on the Presidential Search Committee. He has been employed with the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home since 2011 and is currently the Director of Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter.
Kavonté is very active in the Frederick community and has a passion to serve people. He is a member of Improved, Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), Mountain City Lodge # 382, President of Road Knights Car Club and serves on the board of directors for African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH) and Fairview Cemetery. He has previously served on Frederick County Human Relation Commission, Eliminating the Achievement Gap, I Believe in Me Inc. board of directors and as past president of the Young Democrats of Frederick County. Kavonté has received numerous awards including the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Frederick Democratic Party and the Dr. Dorothy I Height Leadership Award from Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
His greatest achievement is his family. He and his wife Chantell want their son Micah to grow up embracing his culture and community. Kavonté’s mantra is “if you are not at the table, you are on the menu.”