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Metro Council to Honor Former Alderman William H. "Bill" Wilson

Monday May 10, 2010

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
574-1204 / 645-1752

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Metro Council will honor Former Alderman William H. "Bill" Wilson in a ceremony officially renaming the South Louisville Government Center located at 2911 Taylor Blvd, as the William H. "Bill" Wilson South Louisville Government Center on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Councilman Doug Hawkins and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton spearheaded the sponsorship of the resolution to rename the building in memory of the many accomplishments Bill Wilson made to this community
Bill Wilson served this community as the Ninth Ward Alderman for fourteen years.  He was elected President of the Board of Alderman for three consecutive years, and he served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee for five years. Mr. Wilson continually advanced proposals to enhance the safety, security, and well-being of his constituents. His numerous achievements made a positive impact on the daily lives of thousands of Louisville citizens, many of which continue today.  Mr. Wilson's contributions to this community illustrate why he is being recognized and honored in this special way.

“I am thrilled to honor the great legacy of  Bill Wilson by renaming the South Louisville Government Center. Bill was a dedicated public servant  who devoted his life to improving this community, and it is a privilege to be involved in paying tribute to his life’s work.”
– Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25)

“Bill Wilson’s legacy is a reminder of the true spirit of public service. He not only cared about the people he served as an Alderman but his compassion and caring extended to young people throughout all of Louisville. He was a common sense individual who saw a challenge and met it in an effort to make life better for many people he never knew and we are grateful he decided to take that kind of challenge.”
– Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (District 5)

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5
Doug Hawkins (R) 25