Camden woman finalist for award

Alfred Mae Drakeford, a member of the Camden City Council, is one of six finalists from around the country for the 2009 Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award.

The winner will be announced Friday during a National League of Cities' meeting in San Antonio.

The leadership award recognizes a female municipal official for improving a city's quality of life, particularly if she mentors other women to take a leadership role, according to a news release from the National League of Cities.

The award is designed to encourage more women to run for public office.