Martin Library to honor former York City Mayor Kim Bracey

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
York City Mayor C. Kim Bracey addresses several grants, including one for $7 million to York County History Center, during a press conference outside of the center at 147 W. Philadelphia St. in York City, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Martin Library will hold its 37th honorary event by celebrating former York City Mayor Kim Bracey for her contributions to local libraries and the community.

The library's honors committee will recognize Bracey during a ceremony and reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Martin Library, according to a Wednesday, Sept. 19, news release by York County Libraries.

Before being elected mayor, Bracey served as the city's community development director and sat on the boards of several local organizations, including Martin Library and the York County Community Foundation.

Bracey was then elected as the 24th — and first African-American —  mayor of the city in 2010 and served two terms. Before leaving office, she helped push for the opening of the Salem Square Library.

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She now serves as the executive director of Gov. Tom Wolf's Center for Local Government Services with the state's Department of Community and Economic Development.

In addition to honoring Bracey, the ceremony will establish a fund to purchase books in honor of the former mayor, the release states.

Contributions may be made at or by mail to the C. Kim Bracey Honors Fund, Martin Library, 159 E. Market St.

Several guest speakers who have relationships with Bracey will speak at the ceremony. Those interested in attending should RSVP by emailing the name of attendees to