Organisers

Councillor Merlita Bryan

Councillor Bryan has been a local councillor for the Arboretum Ward since 2006. She was appointed as the Sheriff of Nottingham in May 2012. Her remit as Councillor is to look after the ward that she has been elected to serve, by listening to residents and be their voice on issues that affect them. She tries to do this to the best of her ability to ensure the manifesto pledges are carried out, such as Cleaner and Safer Neighbourhoods and good schools for our children. She is passionate about her ward. Her background is in the Trade Union which gave her the building blocks to want to represent her community.

This award means a lot to her and she continues to ensure it grows bigger every year.’

 Lurline Deeman

Has legal secretarial background and Treasury work with Top Valley Community Centre. She currently volunteers with JD UK and now helps to liaise with sponsors for the Black Achievers Awards.