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Your Success Newsletter - Jan-Feb, 2005 - Published Bi-Monthly
Lytle T. Davis Named to Ohio Real Estate
Appraiser Board by Governor Taft
Reprinted from The Call and Post, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004

Gov. Bob Taft appointed Lytle T. Davis to the Ohio Real Estate
Appraiser Board.  The term of the appointment began Sept. 27 and
runs through June 30, 2007.  The Real Estate Appraiser Board
oversees the operation of the real estate appraiser certification
program and requires the superintendent of real estate to administer
and enforce the certification program.

Davis is president and CEO of L.T. Davis and Associates, Inc.  In this
position, he manages the daily operations of the firm, including
marketing, public relations and community outreach.

Davis is active in professional organizations associated with the
appraisal industry.  He is currently serving a two-year term as
president of the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers, an
affiliate of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.  
Established in 1956, this organization is the largest nationwide
African-American appraisal organization in the nation.

In 1996, Davis retired from the Cleveland Municipal School District
with 37 years of service.  As an employee of the school district, he
taught math and science, and was a guidance counselor and
assistant principal.  He retired as director of the Division of Student

Davis is active in the Kentucky State University Alumni Association,
with whom he has held local, regional and state offices.  He served
as president of the Midwest Region for eight years and is credited
with moving the region to a higher level of participation.

Through his efforts, the Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship was
established in a Cleveland Municipal School.  In 1996 Davis was
warded the Presidential Citation by the National Association for
Equal Opportunity in Higher Education for his contribution as an

While serving as president of the Cleveland Council of Black
Colleges, Davis instituted the annual Historical Black College Fair, in
conjunction with Jack and Jill of America.  He currently serves on the
board of the Kentucky State University Foundation.

Davis is a Life Member of the NAACP, member of the Urban League
and Antioch Baptist Church.  He sings in the Men’s and Sanctuary
choirs, serves on the usher board, and the finance and trustee
boards.  He chairs the Antioch Endowment Fund and the Antioch
Scholarship Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Antioch
Development Corp.

A native of Paris, Ky., Davis received his bachelor’s degree from
Kentucky State University and master’s degree from John Carroll
University.  He is a widower and has three daughters, Pamela,
Deborah and Leslie, and seven grandchildren.

Editor’s Comment:  What Lytle Davis becomes involved in or
recognized for might surprise us, but him showing up somewhere,
becoming deeply involved, and executing faithfully and effectively,
that is NO surprise.  As you can see from the well written Call and
Post article above, Lytle has a long and distinguished career of
service to others.

We are happy to share Lytle’s latest accomplishment during the
period when we will be recognizing Black History and its many
contributors.  Hopefully this article reinforces what we have so often
written and spoken.  As we focus upon the Black History of
yesterday, many in our community are creating that history today.

What often misleads us about significant historical contributions, is
that they are featured as major accomplishments summarized into
short paragraphs.  In reality, those who make a significant impact
usually do so by the persistent day by day commitment, often filled
with numerous obstacles and temporary setbacks.  We urge you to
look within your community today, and recognize the talent, the
energy, the commitment and the sacrifice being made by those
around us.  Understand that when you combine their lifetimes of
accomplishment and the positive impact they have upon others,  it
will become clear that they are tomorrow’s Black History.  Understand
that there is “a Lytle Davis” in each of us.  Look into the mirror, see
where you fit in, and let us know so that we can share with others.

Lytle T. Davis


In This Issue

Alexandria Freeman
Academic Excellence,
Sports & More


Arlyne Farris
Academic Excellence,
Community Involvement
and "Got a Job!"


Lytle Davis
Receives Appointment
from Governor Taft


Making A Difference
YOU Have Something
to Offer


Taking a Stand
The Euclid-Hitachi Story


Cover Article
Happy New Year -
Make it So!


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