Bill Morris (right) at “Lessons in Leadership” Graceland gala with Mark Luttrell, who, like Morris, moved from the office of Sheriff to that of Shelby County Mayor.
Round Two of Bill Morris’ “Lessons in Leadership” is scheduled to be a featured component of the Church Health Center’s mix-and-mingle event on Tuesday night, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Brewery, 495 Tennessee Street.
Also on the bill for the event, which offers complimentary beverages and snacks, a cash bar, and food trucks: a conversation between Church Health Center head Scott Morris and Antony Sheehan on the theme of “Collaboration and Racial Community.”
The last few weeks have been a general period of recognition for Bill Morris, a former three-term Sheriff and four-term Mayor of Shelby County. He was the subject of a recent Memphis Flyer cover story (“High Noon: Bill Morris and the Post-Assassination Handling of James Earl Ray,” April 9) and was the honoree at a Wednesday night gala on April 15 at Graceland’s Car Museum and Ticket Pavilion.
The Graceland reception, a fundraising affair for the Church Health Center, drew several hundred attendees, including both Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, as well as numerous current and former eminences from the lengthy era of Morris’ involvement with public service.