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Posted on: November 7, 2014

Township, Library dedicate the Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room

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On Saturday, Nov. 1, Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Public Library welcomed about 100 members of the Cherry Hill community to dedicate the Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room as a tribute to the life and legacy of our former Councilwoman and beloved friend.

Mayor Chuck Cahn, former Mayor Susan Bass Levin, members of Township Council and the Library Board welcomed Joyce's husband Felton, members of her family, and dozens of those who knew and loved her best, to the very heartfelt and emotional ceremony.

The room's entryway is now adorned with "The Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room,"
and a plaque adorn the room's entryway.

The plaque reads:Cherry Hill's Multicultural Room is dedicated in memory of Joyce Alexander Walker, the first African-American elected to Cherry Hill Township Council from 1977-2005, and as a member of the Cherry Hill Board of Fire Commissioners from 2011-2013. One of her proudest achievements was the created of the new Cherry Hill community center, uniting Cherry Hill residents and showcasing the unique, diverse qualities of the town she loved. A successful small-business owner, Joyce was a champion for women in government and in business and was among the first women to graduate from Princeton University. She served as a member of the Township's Planning Board, on the Township's Economic Development Committee and on the board of Cherry Hill African-American Civic Association.

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