200+ Man Rickey Ross, heads Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues

31 Aug 2012 10:11 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

Rickey L. Ross is the new president of the Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues, an umbrella organization that supports local neighborhood groups and pursues its own goals.

Ross, a member of The 200+ Men membership committee, told The Virginian-Pilot's Cherise M. Newsome that he wants to see the federation get involved in a supportive way with Norfolk Public Schools. A graduate of Norfolk State University (BS in industrial arts education), Ross teaches computer-assisted drafting at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk. He is also treasurer and website administrator of the Meadowbrook Woods Civic League, which his wife, Deborah, heads. Ross became involved with the federation in late 2008 as a delegate from his civic league.

What's the most pressing need or issue facing civic leagues? "Civic engagement and involvement," Ross told Newsome. He said that individuals should get involved in civic organizations "to exercise their most basic civil rights as citizens of this country beginning at the local level of government."

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