Anthony Timmons has been named the recipient of the 2016 Rev. James C. Wright Human Rights Award and will be honored at the Sept. 1 Common Council meeting in downtown Madison.
The Wright Award is given to an individual who conducts their daily life with dedication and compassion for civil and human rights. It is of course, named after James C. Wright, who served as the Executive Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 1992.
“Our city is a better place because of Anthony Timmons and others like him. We are grateful for his service,” says Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.
Timmons holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in finance and is employed with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. He generously volunteers his time and experience to ensure fiscal discipline for the betterment of organizations dedicated to children, youth, and adults who are most in need in society.
Timmons has served as the treasurer of the Madison Branch of the NAACP, treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Black State Employees, founding treasurer of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Inc., and treasurer of the Capital City Lodge #2 of the Prince Hall Freemasonry. Timmons cares about poverty alleviation, civil rights, social action, economic empowerment, human rights, social service, and political involvement. Timmons uses his expertise as a trusted strategist and collaborator to assist organizations with advancing their visions, missions, and goals to assist the Madison community with its commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion.