Mayor Frank G. Jackson Issues Statement on the Passing of Dwayne T. Browder

Thursday, December 28, 2017

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson today issued a statement regarding the passing of Dwayne T. Browder:

“Dwayne T. Browder was a man who believed in his community. Throughout his career he supported our young people and lived and breathed hard work, dedication and public service.

He served the City of Cleveland for 24 years in the Department of Public Service and Parks, Recreation, and Properties. He was also active in his community serving on the CMHA board for 14 years – 12 of those years he was the vice chairman of the board.

Through his leadership on the CMHA board, Dwayne established Miracle Village and the Resident Employment Training and Entrepreneurship programs. He also organized the first Child Safe Training Workshop and something near and dear to his heart, the CMHA PAL Football League at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center. 

In addition, Dwayne administered many other youth sports programs at the Lonnie Burten Recreation Center including boxing and basketball. He was the founding president of Burten Bell Carr Development, Inc., president of the Ward 5 Democratic Club and a Ward 5 Precinct Committee member.

Dwayne was a true public servant, community leader and youth and sports activist. He was loved, admired and respected by many young people and adults alike, but more importantly by me personally, he was my friend and part of my family. I will miss him.”

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