Today the 1st African American Woman will Graduate from the Rochester Fire Academy

As the first African American Woman Mayor, I am beyond thrilled to see Fire Recruit Alissa Turner become a Rochester Fire Fighter. I have been working as Mayor and even before that as City Council President to be sure the Rochester Fire and Police Departments seek recruits that look more like the people they serve. Clearly these efforts are paying off and we can all be proud that Alissa Turner will take her place in Rochester’s history, which is particularly satisfying here in the home of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

To learn more about Alissa Turner’s story follow this link to the Democrat and Chronicle.