- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The city of Shreveport has sworn in its first African-American chief of communications.

Media outlets report that Kim Tolliver took her oath for the position in a ceremony Thursday. Shreveport City Council Chairman Willie Bradford called Tolliver’s promotion “a very historical event.”

In addition to being the first African-American to hold the position, she is also the second woman to be chief of communications and the third female division chief in the history of the department.

The director of fire communications manages daily operations of the entire fire communications district.

Tolliver has been with the Shreveport Fire Department for the past 17 years, and has facilitated communications for the department for the past 10.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide