York Mayor Kim Bracey traveled to Dauphin County to talk with Penn State Harrisburg students and staff about her life as mayor.
She talked to the group not only about her life, but her goals for York and the challenges the city faces.
Mayor Kim Bracey attracted members of the public, staff and students at Penn Stare Harrisburg.
Marcellus Taylor is a graduate student who didn't have to think twice about coming to meet her.
“She's the first African-American and African-American female Mayor of a major city in Pennsylvania,” Taylor explained. “I'm from Philly always involved in politics heard she was coming and thought, wow it is a part of history.”
And he was not disappointed. Bracey touched briefly on her own background in York, but focused mostly on York's future.
One of the issues many took home is just how important she believes it is to volunteer and get involved in the community.
“We don't see people volunteering, belong to social group or even churches,” Mayor Bracey explained. “It is so concerning.”
“You want to be able to help the community you have to find out what's going on in the community that's something she emphasized a lot,” stated the Vice President of Student Government Ernest Ubaonu.