Mayor Allegood recognized Reverend Leela Waller, Pastor of Bethel AME as the recipient for the 2015 Black History Month proclamation. Reverend Waller advised that Bethel in the oldest African-American church in the Acworth community and further advised that Acworth is a city that embraces diversity. Reverend Waller commended all that has made the city what it is today and encouraged everyone to continue working together to sustain quality of life. Reverend Waller commended and thanked the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Mayor Allegood commented on prior comments from life-long resident Claude Johnson about growing up in a community that knew no color.