Holy Toledo: Fedor Welcomes Several Toledo Groups to Ohio Statehouse
April 7, 2022
This week, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) was joined at the Statehouse by multiple Toledo organizations and residents, including Toledo Lucas County Public Library staff; Ricardo Hernandez, who was recognized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo; constituents from the Alzheimer’s Association; Reverend Barry Burns from Maumee United Methodist Church; and Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez.
“It filled my heart to have so many of my fellow Toledoans at the Statehouse,” Senator Fedor said. “I’ve always said that my office is their office, so I welcomed the opportunity to share the day with them and learn more about their achievements and goals.”
In coordination with the Ohio Library Council’s Advocacy Day, the Toledo Public Library staff met with Senator Fedor and other legislators to share the library’s ongoing response to the pandemic and introduce new programming launching this year.
“We’re pleased to share the important work the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has been doing to stand in the gap and help our communities heal as we navigated this pandemic,” said Jason Kucsma, executive director of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. “The public library continues to proudly provide our community with the information and resources they need and deserve.”
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo presented Ricardo Hernandez with the Toledo Youth of the Year award – a prestigious recognition of Club teens’ embodiment of service, leadership, academic excellence and healthy lifestyle. Throughout the year, local Boys and Girls Clubs recognize members between the ages of 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month Winners and select a Youth of the Year from those individuals to participate in state competitions.
“I’m incredibly proud of Ricardo,” Senator Fedor said. “He’s already made incredible strides in our community and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.”
Senator Fedor spoke to constituents during the Alzheimer’s Association’s Ohio Advocacy Day, and she also met with caregivers from Toledo later in the day. Reverend Barry Burns, a Pastor from Maumee United Methodist Church, was also at the Statehouse to give the invocation at the start of the Senate session.
“When we deal with questions that are complex and bewildering, God, we pray that you will give us the ability to lead wisely,” said Reverend Barry during his convocation.
Throughout the day, Senator Fedor also visited constituents at several legislative receptions held across Capitol Square. These receptions were hosted by the Ohio Trails Partnership, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Ohio Land Title Association and the Ohio Council of County Officials.