Mable Butler Honored

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ONYX Magazine salutes Mable Butler on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Having served as Orlando’s first female African-American City Commissioner from 1984 to 1990 and as Orange County District 6 Commissioner from 1990 to 1998, this longtime community leader and activist’s tenacity has never waned. Butler’s efforts early in her career brought to light the disparity in the number of minorities employed by county government departments and ensured African-American communities were more evenly represented.  Her contributions while serving on both commissions are unmatched and her influence remains evident at the Mable Butler Family Center on East Michigan Street and on the street where she lives, Mable Butler Avenue. Butler serves as an invaluable member of the ONYX Magazine Advisory Board for which we are truly grateful.