Newman University alumnus and Sedgwick County Commissioner Tim Norton will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year at a benefit event starting at 6:30 p.m., May 21 at the Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas in Wichita. The event, "An Evening of Note Celebrates One Man, One Community, One Beard," will benefit the Donna E. Sweet Emergency Fund, which provides medical assistance for HIV-positive individuals in the Wichita community.
The event will be hosted by KAKE TV's Larry Hatteburg and will feature entertainment by jazz singer Donna Tucker. For ticket information contact Margaret Horton at 316-293-3595 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 17.
Norton earned a Master of Science in Education degree in 1996 from Kansas Newman College. He served on the Haysville City Council for eight years and was mayor of Haysville for three years. In 1999, he retired from his full-time career at Target to dedicate his efforts to cleanup and recovery following a major tornado in Haysville. He was elected in 2001 to serve as Sedgwick County Commissioner for the 2nd District and is currently serving his third term. Norton has received numerous awards for his charitable and humanitarian work for citizens of Haysville, Wichita and other communities in Sedgwick County.