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The Village of Olympia Fields congratulates State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin on her recognition as a Black Woman of First Distinction by the Illinois Black Hall of Fame. The organization honored Representative Meyers-Martin for her service as the First African American Woman Mayor of the Village of Olympia Fields. Representative Meyers-Martin served as President of the Village from 2010–2017. She currently serves as the Democratic State Representative of the 38th District.
The Village also congratulates Illinois Black Hall of Fame Inductees:
Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, superintendent of Matteson School District 162 and CEO of Southland College Preparatory Charter High School, both located in Richton Park. Under her leadership, both Matteson District 162 and Southland College Prep serve over 3,000 students in the south suburban area, including Olympia Fields.
Mr. Derrick Taylor, president of the Black McDonalds Operators Association of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, an organization dedicated to empowering residents through community and educational outreach. Mr. Taylor is a resident of Olympia Fields.
The Illinois Black Hall of Fame recognizes notable African Americans who have made significant contributions to the State of Illinois as well as the global community. We salute State Representative Meyers-Martin, Dr. Davis, and Mr. Taylor on their outstanding achievements.