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    Kenny Thomas:  Kenny is a native Arizonan who came to Chandler for a summer job before he went into the Navy during WWII. Upon discharge, he returned to Chandler, married a local girl and set up a meat processing business, which he maintained for nearly 50 years.  Along the way, he became involved in City politics, first serving on the City Council and later was elected Mayor of Chandler in 1976.  He is well known for his outstanding photography and has thousands of slides and photos from all over the world.  Long a member of the Chandler Historical Society, he has served several times on the Board of Directors, has been a strong financial contributor and has developed and printed hundreds of photos for the Historical Society’s collection.&

    La’Von Woods: La’Von Woods came to <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city> as a young child and has lived here ever since. She eventually became one of the busiest ladies in the area, as status which continues to the present time.  During her career years, she was first a community organizer for the Chandler CAP and later became the Director of that same program, and eventually advanced to Council Coordinator for Social Services delivered to low income in the East Valley CAP offices.  After some time in that position La’Von was promoted to Social Services Parent Involvement Coordinator for Maricopa County Headstart for all of the <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">East</placename> <placetype w:st="on">Valley</placetype></place>.  She was instrumental in bringing the Maricopa County Headstart Program to <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city>.  La’Von has received many awards for Community Service over the years and has had the honor of being the first African American on several city commissions. She organized the first Black History Celebration in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city> as well as the Miss Juneteenth Pageant. She has always been very active in her church, the <place w:st="on"><placetype w:st="on">Mt.</placetype> <placename w:st="on">Olive</placename> <placename w:st="on">Missionary</placename> <placename w:st="on">Baptist</placename> <placetype w:st="on">Church</placetype></place>, holding a number of offices and participating in a myriad of ministries. 

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    Kenny Thomas:  Kenny is a native Arizonan who came to Chandler for a summer job before he went into the Navy during WWII. Upon discharge, he returned to Chandler, married a local girl and set up a meat processing business, which he maintained for nearly 50 years.  Along the way, he became involved in City politics, first serving on the City Council and later was elected Mayor of Chandler in 1976.  He is well known for his outstanding photography and has thousands of slides and photos from all over the world.  Long a member of the Chandler Historical Society, he has served several times on the Board of Directors, has been a strong financial contributor and has developed and printed hundreds of photos for the Historical Society’s collection.

    La’Von Woods: La’Von Woods came to <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city> as a young child and has lived here ever since. She eventually became one of the busiest ladies in the area, as status which continues to the present time.  During her career years, she was first a community organizer for the Chandler CAP and later became the Director of that same program, and eventually advanced to Council Coordinator for Social Services delivered to low income in the East Valley CAP offices.  After some time in that position La’Von was promoted to Social Services Parent Involvement Coordinator for Maricopa County Headstart for all of the <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">East</placename> <placetype w:st="on">Valley</placetype></place>.  She was instrumental in bringing the Maricopa County Headstart Program to <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city>.  La’Von has received many awards for Community Service over the years and has had the honor of being the first African American on several city commissions. She organized the first Black History Celebration in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Chandler</place></city> as well as the Miss Juneteenth Pageant. She has always been very active in her church, the <place w:st="on"><placetype w:st="on">Mt.</placetype> <placename w:st="on">Olive</placename> <placename w:st="on">Missionary</placename> <placename w:st="on">Baptist</placename> <placetype w:st="on">Church</placetype></place>, holding a number of offices and participating in a myriad of ministries. 

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