Social Service Coordinator Willie Mae Felder Honored Among “Fabulous Women of Lauderhill”
On Monday, March 28th, Better Tomorrows’ own Willie Mae Felder was honored by the City of Lauderhill, FL, and given the distinction of being one of the “Fabulous Women of Lauderhill.” Ms. Felder was nominated by community members and elected officials who believed she deserved citywide recognition for her impactful contributions to the Lauderhill community. The annual event, sponsored by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, honors 10 inspiring and distinguished women who are making lasting contributions to Broward County.
In a congratulatory letter she received from City of Lauderhill Mayor, Ken Thurston, he lauds her contributions stating, “Your willingness to serve, mentor, educate, organize and uplift others is the catalyst that changes areas grouped by zip codes to neighborhoods filled with a sense of community and care for its fellow neighbors.” His sentiments mirrored that of other community leaders and social service peers who attended the City Hall presentation to applaud the honorees.
Ms. Felder has been a long-time employee of Better Tomorrows and a staunch supporter of the residents she admirably serves. Her titled role as Social Service Coordinator belies the heart and soul she puts into the work she does on behalf of the Lauderhill Point neighborhood. Through the years she has answered the call to be many things to many people including case manager, friend, advocate, and rule-maker. She has proven to be a catalyst for change and has garnered respect and trust in a challenged community. Her commitment to the residents of Lauderhill stems from her huge heart for people and her deeply rooted desire to provide a “safe space in the community for the children to learn and grow.”