Being A Part Of The Answer: Mayor Katrina Thompson
For the past several weeks, I’ve been introducing you to some of the Families, Board Members, Instructors, and Community Building Partners who have made a commitment to "Being A Part of The Answer."
This being the week of our 2018 Open Your Heart To Autism Walkathon - I had chance to chat with Mayor Katrina Thompson of The Village of Broadview - who just so happens to be the co-chair of our Walkathon.
“People need to see for themselves” - Mayor Thompson shared - its a perfect example of the type of inclusion we all need and that other officials like myself are striving for everyday. (see full Q&A below)
buzz: How long have you been - and how did you become - a part of The Answer???
Mayor Thompson: I’ve been involved with the answer for 10 years.
buzz: Looking back... how has The Answer Inc impacted your life???
Mayor Thompson: The Answer has impacted my life in many ways... One being their commitment to providing support and services in low income communities of people of color.
buzz: As the organization grows, is there something you would like to see down the line???
Mayor Thompson: I would love to see more inclusion and opportunities available to those impacted with Autism.
buzz: Tell us about your role as the co-chair of the walkathon???
Mayor Thompson: My role as the co-chair is to help bring awareness, inclusion, support and resources to The Answer, Inc.
buzz: With the walkathon being your biggest fundraiser of the year… to that person who has not yet committed - what would you say is the number one reason that they should be there.
Mayor Thompson: The number one reason you must be at the walk-a-thon is you have to see it for yourself. The DJ is impacted with a disability, the participants provides entertainment and the parents/caregivers shows us patience, love and gratitude for these services provided.