CLEVELAND — It was another night of well-deserved recognition for our very own Leon Bibb.
On Monday evening, Cleveland City Council presented a proclamation to the broadcasting legend, saluting his 51 years of service in television. The honor from council came just weeks after a street was renamed for Bibb on Parkgate Avenue in Glenville, the street where he grew up.
“After the street dedication, I received numerous phone calls requesting city–wide recognition being named Leon Bibb Way, as well from my colleagues,” said Cleveland City Councilman Ward 9 Kevin Conwell, who presented the resolution to Bibb on Monday. “He’s not only a Glenville icon, but a city of Cleveland icon as well. He’s an icon to all of us.”
During Monday's presentation, Leon was joined by family, friends, and fraternity brothers from Alpha Phil Alpha, whom he's known since he was 19 years old at Bowling Green State University. Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, a cousin of Leon's, was also there for the ceremony.
"I'm deeply humbled by the way you have received me and the way this community has received us," an emotional Leon told the council. "I love this community. I love this city."
You can watch the entire council meeting in the player below. The tribute to Leon begins at roughly the 31:00 mark of the meeting.