Michael Williams, Owner of the Metro Sentinel Journal, presented Michael P. McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, and the historic Publisher’s Award for the newspaper during Black History Month. Sammy Davis, Jr. was the first recipient to receive the award. Williams stated that “this award was presented to McMillan for his untiring dedication to community service as an elected official, public servant, community leader and numerous other initiatives to inspire excellence in education.”
McMillan is a strong advocate of education on all levels. Whether in his elected position as the License Collector or the Board Chair of Better Family Life, his reinforcement of education is consistent. McMillan has three endowed scholarships in his name that are dedicated to support educational advancement for disadvantaged college bound students accompanied by mentoring, internships and on the job training.
[Pictured above are representatives of various aspects of McMillan’s life from family, Office of the License Collector staff and interns, fellow elected officials, St. LouisPublic Schools, St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation which he serves as Co-Founder and Board Chair, to representatives from the Senior Citizen Forums hosted in over 60 different senior citizen facilities.]