Karina Talamantes, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby (916) 808-7339 | Ktalamantes@cityofsacramento.org
Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby to name Teen Space at North Natomas Library for Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark
(Sacramento, Calif.) Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Public Library wish to recognize the public service and contributions of Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark by naming a Teen Space in the North Natomas Library in her honor.
Amber, who died tragically at the North Natomas Library last December, was first a high school English teacher and later became a librarian for the Sacramento Public Library where she was a leading advocate for people with disabilities.
In March 2018, Amber was promoted and transferred to the North Natomas Library where she made all patrons feel welcome. The North Natomas branch is known for its student and family focus, as it shares a campus with local Inderkum High School and American River College.
In North Natomas, Amber quickly became a partner with the schools, the council office and the community at large and worked tirelessly to serve the surrounding neighborhoods. Tuesday night’s council action will make the naming rights at the local library official.
In addition to the naming, Mayor Pro Tem Ashby and Rivkah Sass, Library Director, will continue building on Amber's legacy in two ways. The Amber Clark Memorial fund will be used to extend the library’s accessibility programming, and there will be an art piece commissioned in Amber's honor. The art will be permanently installed at the North Natomas Library.
The Sacramento Public Library and Mayor Pro Tem Ashby on Tuesday also will be recognizing Sacramento Police Officer Steve Fontana, who knew Amber as a community partner. Officer Fontana's partnership with the library and his commitment to community policing led to the tremendous work of bringing justice, in less than 24 hours, to the heartbreaking tragedy and senseless loss of a community hero -- our librarian, Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark.
Time: City Council Meeting, item 44 on consent. (The item will be removed from consent and heard at the top of the meeting, anticipated timing: early in the 5 p.m. hour on Tuesday, May 14)
Place: Sacramento City Hall Council Chambers, 915 I St., Sacramento
Contact: Karina Talamantes, Chief of Staff to Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby (916) 808-7339 | Ktalamantes@cityofsacramento.org
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