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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Council member named Humanitarian of the Year

Councilman Sherman Saunders holds award

The Danville chapter of the NAACP presented Councilman Sherman Saunders with its Humanitarian of the Year Award for outstanding service to the community.

Chapter president Tommy Bennett presented the award at Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council.

Saunders has served 24 years on the City Council, with eight of those years as mayor. Prior to retiring, he was the executive director for Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc.

Saunders serves on the Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees, the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority, and the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority. He previously served on the board of directors of the Pittsylvania Economic Development Organization and Roman Eagle Nursing Home. He is a former board member of the Danville Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

He is past president of the Virginia Council Against Poverty; past president of Region III Community Action Agencies for the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C; and former chairman of the board of directors of the Dan River Business Development Center.

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