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Honoring Dr. Marco Mason, a selfless community leader known around the world- NY Daily News



Sunday, October 25th 2009, 5:31 PM

For many in New York and around the world, Marco Mason is a perfect example of what a community leader should be. At City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, Mason will be honored for his long-term, selfless contributions in politics, health and civic affairs.

“An Arts and Cultural Celebration in Honor of Dr. Marco Mason’s Contributions to the Caribbean-American Community” will be held in the City Council Chambers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Park Slope), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) and the Committee to Honor Dr. Marco A. Mason.

He wears many hats, but the respected Panamanian-born medical sociologist and educator is well-known for his immeasurable support of Caribbean people in New York. A longtime proponent of Caribbean clout, Mason has advised politicians, business owners and governmental agencies of the demographics of Caribbean New Yorkers and touted their accomplishments and vast potential.

Since arriving in the U.S. from Panama in the early 1960s, Mason has led by example. He’s a founding member of the Caribbean Women’s Health Association and chairman/CEO of the Panamanian Council of New York.

He’s also served as an invaluable adviser to numerous organizations and businesses. And, while extolling the responsibility and benefits of civic involvement for immigrants, Mason is the first vice chairman of Brooklyn’s Community Board 9.

To RSVP for the event or for more information, call (718) 802-4875 or the Committee to Honor Dr. Marco A. Mason at (347) 512-3684.