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Frisco City- Texas: 1st August proclaimed Day for Cameroonian born Jennifer Achu

By Bakah Derick 

Frisco City in Texas, United States of America has proclaimed August 1 the “Jennifer Achu Day.” The Mayor of Frisco made the proclamation on Tuesday 1 August 2023 during a city council meeting. 

Jennifer Achu with proclamation 

According to the proclamation by Mayor Jeff Cheney, all citizens of Frisco should do “their share to make a difference” in the community. 

“Thank you Mayor Jeff Cheney, all our City Council members, and the entire city staff for your tireless efforts in making Frisco Texas a remarkable place to live, work, play and contribute to. Your commitment to our community is truly commendable, and I am privileged to be a part of this remarkable city.  Its vibrant and inclusive community, outstanding infrastructure, and pro-business environment have provided me with a nurturing ground to thrive.” Jennifer Achu said in a thank you message
Reading of the proclamation as Jennifer Achu looks on

The proclamation celebrates the Cameroonian born just shortly after her recognition in the United Kingdom, UK House of Lords last July 14 during the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards for her work in helping individuals and organizations reach their full potentials. Jennifer Achu considers Frisco City as a catalyst in her achievements and recognition. 

“Your acceptance of me and my passions allowed me to grow and serve as an example of female leadership and empowerment to young women in Texas and beyond. You have played a significant role in this recognition, in my award and my success. Today, I am appreciative of the trust and confidence given to me by our city and its leadership. I cannot wait to continue this journey because there is so much more to come.” She added 

Those present at the proclamation event 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JAchu Ventures and founder of the Miss Africa Texas Scholarship Pageant has provided multiple scholarships to young women in Texas for over a decade. The former beauty queen, accomplished public speaker, excelling in communication and building relationships is a community leader with strong connections both locally and internationally. She has dedicated her day to girls 

“I look forward to continuing my positive contributions to this amazing community and beyond through my JenAchu Foundation. I am dedicating this day (August 1st) to all the young girls near and far who dare to dream big.” She concluded in her appreciation note

The Frisco Inclusion Committee ambassador, member of the City of Frisco Urban Forestry Board and advisory board member of the Frisco Education Foundation is passionate about giving back to her community. 

Jennifer Achu is recipient of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Youth Leadership 2004 award, 2005 Miss Photogenic, 2006 Miss Cameroon USA, 2016 DFW African Female leadership and more.


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