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Local Community Service Award

Commissioner Nancy Boxill Honored at Community Service Convocation

On Thursday, October 21, Spelman College will honor Fulton County Commissioner Nancy A. Boxill with the Local Community Service Award for her commitment to service, leadership and focus on issues that affect women, children and the homeless population. The award will be presented to Boxill during the Local Community Service Award Convocation at 11 a.m. in Sisters Chapel.

The convocation will include presentations from current Spelman students and remarks by President Beverly Daniel Tatum. Representing District 6 (portions of the central and eastern sections of the city of Atlanta), Boxill is the first woman to serve on the seven-member Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

In 1987, she was appointed interim commissioner for District 6 by then-Governor Joe Frank Harris. In June 1988, she won an election for the remaining two years of that unexpired term, and was re-elected by constituents in November 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002. Boxill ran unopposed for her 5th full term in 2006.  She is also the first woman to serve as chair and vice-chair of the board. 


The Local Community Service Award, held every year in the Fall, is presented by the Spelman College Boar d of Trustees. This illustrious award is presented to an individual or organization in the Atlanta Community who embodies scholarship, leadership and service.

Past Recipients

1989

Families First



Emmaus House



Providence Baptist Church


1990

100 Black Men of America


1991

Central United Methodist Church



Black Women’s Coalition of Atlanta



First Congregational Church


1992

Dazon Dixon

SisterLove, Inc.

1993

William Harding

Pitts Elementary Schools

1994

Carolyn McKenzie

Soccer in the Streets

1995

Glenda Hatchett Johnson

Fulton County Juvenile Court

1996

Thelma and Wesley Williams

Our Family Table

1997

Irene Richardson

Quality Living Services

1998

Valena Henderson

Historic District Development Corporation

1999

Gwendolyn Gilley-Conley

Metro Atlanta Respite and Development Service

2000

Olivette S. Allison

Carrie Steele-Pitts Home

2001

Ella Mae Brayboy

Dr. Pearlie Craft Dove

Voter Education Project

Atlanta Project and NPU – K, L, T

2002

Gail Davenport


2003

Evelyn Lowery

Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now

2004

Xernona Clayton

Turner Broadcasting

2005

Hattie B. Dorsey

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.

2006

Deborah Richardson

Atlanta Women’s Foundation

2007

Michelle Nunn

Hands On Network, Hands On Atlanta

2008

National Black Arts Festival


2009

Rogsbert F. Phillips M.D.

Sisters...by Choice