Cultural Development


River City CDC hosts an annual Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the oldest known celebration of the ending slavery in the United States.

In 2019, a ceremony was held in Sheep Harney Auditorium with Bishop Alvin Georges, Pastor of The Mount Peninsula in Newport News, VA, serving as the keynote speaker.  Alex Holt and Free Worship, as well as The Mount Elizabeth City KARAR Praise Dancers, provided entertainment to lift the spirits of every attendee.

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Men of Excellence

Each year, River City CDC recognizes men who display extraordinary accomplishments within the local community.

Nominated by members of the community, the accomplishments of these men represent the dedication and love for a community their wish to see strive


2019 Men of Excellence Awardees

Phil Donahue

Roscoe Paul Foreman

Ronald Griswell

Jamie Lane

Antonio Malakia

Mike McLain

Dr. Lindsey Lee White


2018 Men of Excellence Awardees

Pastor Shane Paris

AST2 Mark Peer

Mr. Sharondell L. Proctor

Mr. Edwin D. Rouson

Mr. Billie Joe Reid

Commissioner William R. Sterritt

Mr. Gustave G. Smith

Dr. S. Michael Sutton

Chief Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr.

Dr. Edward Eadie

Mr. Hirman R. Godwin

Mr. Walter Buck Jolly

Commissioner Charles H. Jordan

Mr. Torey Kee

Commander John Kurowsky

Mr. Connie A. Mercer

Mr. Charles F. O’Keefe, Jr.