For the past year, Vern has been working with Alvin L. Brooks to edit Al's Memoir. Currently it runs some 205,000 words. Al was recently interviewed on KCUR for an hour portrait on air. Jen Chen summarized the appearance here.
The Honorable Alvin Lee Brooks
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2018 August 9
Kansas City, MO
This photograph was taken at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
ALVIN LEE BROOKS
1932 May 3 Alvin Lee Brooks
born, North Little Rock, AR
1968 May 27 Appointed first
Director of Human Relations Department, KC,
1977 AdHoc Group Against Crime formed
The Kansas City Star Magazine, August 19, 1984, page 8-28
1989 Appointed to President’s National Drug Advisory Council for three years
1999 Elected 6th District
City Council Member, made Mayor Pro Tem
The Kansas City Star, March 28, 2007
2008 Re-energized AdHoc
2013 July 12 Carol Rich Brooks dies
Brooks Day in its Resolution No. 160372
http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=ffbTlyJyJmLHh0gG%2016 Brooks honored with the Harry S. Truman Public Service Award
2018 Resigns from Police Board and joins Hickman Mills School Board
See also Community Guardian Awards, AdHoc Group
Against Crime, 2016,