2017 ACCLAIM AWARD FOR ADVOCACY
COUNCILMEMBER-AT-LARGE JASON WILLIAMS
This message is the second in a series of three recognizing this year’s extraordinary Acclaim Award recipients
ONLY TWO DAYS remain until the 2017 Acclaim Awards Gala! Each year, we aim to honor members of the New Orleans community who have been pivotal leaders in the fight for a more fair and equal Louisiana.
Today, we would like to introduce you to the recipient of this year’s Acclaim Award for Advocacy, New Orleans City Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams:
Councilmember-at-Large Williams was elected to his current position in 2014. Since then, he has focused on workforce training, fiscal responsibility, and crime reduction through the development of youth and family services.
Councilman Williams strongly supports community development programs, such as The Audubon Nature Institute, Partnership for Youth Development, The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, and The Innocence Project of New Orleans. He is and has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights in Louisiana. Last December, he opened the White House World AIDS Day Summit at Tulane University, informing and educating participants of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in our state and beyond. He also voted in favor of the “Welcoming Cities” ordinance to officially recognize New Orleans as a city that is welcoming to immigrants and multicultural residents. Councilman Williams has proven himself to be an ally to our community and a supporter of our values, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.
A New Orleans native, Councilman Williams began his education in College Park, GA and graduated from Woodward Academy. Upon his return, he earned his Bachelor’s from Tulane University and his law degree from Tulane Law School, where he was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers. Councilman Williams is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, and manages his own law practice, Jason Rogers Williams & Associates.
Jason is inspired every day to make New Orleans a better place for all people, along with his fiancee and two loving children, Zoe and Graham.
We are honored and humbled to present Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams with the Acclaim Award for Advocacy. He exemplifies why the New Orleans community and political leadership have prioritized LGBTQ equality and acceptance.
We look forward to celebrating with you at one of the most memorable – and meaningful – events of the year! I hope you will join us in honoring these champions for equality this Saturday, September 23rd.
Yours in Equality,
Executive Director, Forum for Equality