age when nominated: 75-80
It’s the hard work of community heroes like Maxine McBride that serves as an inspiration to our community in the Detroit area. During 1994-2003 while working twenty hours per week as a contract part-time employee for Council member Alberta Tinsley-Talabi …Ms. McBride participated in numerous community groups, receiving many special achievement awards for her efforts.
She was a former Advisory Council member of Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Children’s Center for Justice and Peace and received an outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her commitment and dedication. She received a certificate of appreciation for being an outstanding unit chairperson of the Women’s Department of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Midwest Region. She also received a certificate of recognition as one of the founding members of the “Cynthia Cole Circle” of Friendship Baptist Church for 35 years of making a different in helping to break the sickle cell cycle. Friendship Baptist Church presented her with a lapel pin for her service. In addition, Ms. McBride received the “Ability is Ageless” distinguished service award from Operation Able for outstanding contribution as an employee who exemplifies talent , dependability, and dedication which mature workers bring to the workplace. She received a Spirit of Detroit Award presented by the Detroit City Council in recognition of exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life of others.
Ms. McBride has over 30 volunteer service awards and I am so honored to nominate her for the “I am Senior Strong" award.
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