U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford honored Urban League of Nebraska President Tom Warren in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ashford, D-Neb., made an entry into the Congressional Record in February, Black History Month, recognizing Warren for his leadership and service in Omaha. Many representatives and senators similarly recognized African-Americans from their home districts.

Warren became Omaha’s first black police chief after rising through the Omaha Police Department. After retiring from the department, Warren took over the leadership of the Urban League. With Warren at the helm, the organization has expanded programs in youth development, employment services and violence prevention.

“Thomas Warren’s record of public service is extensive, but it is safe to say that Omaha would not be the same without him,” says Ashford’s Congressional Record entry honoring Warren.

Ashford presented Warren with a copy of the entry Monday in an event at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The presentation was part of an open house for the Urban League’s Project Ready program. Located in the Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO, Project Ready helps prepare urban youths in grades 8 through 12 for college, work and life.

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