Who is Lynne Crockett?
Lynne Crockett is a proud and involved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Community Elder and Community Advocate
Where did you go to school?
Where have you worked?
80’s 90’s Business & Entrepreneurial
Law firms, Engineering Firms, Control Data - Secretarial and admin
Through these publications, cities were able to share information and resources against the country. Share ideas and local efforts, news that would impact others. Created a news network for black business.
Where do you work now?
Retired – LOL
Volunteer in a variety of capacities on boards, advisories in education, community, parks, youth violence prevention and public safety.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about Justice.
In high school, I wanted to become a lawyer. When I see a wrong or disservice done to someone in my family, community or anywhere, I feel compelled to address it. I spent too much time trying to be agreeable and get along with people; who were working against us. Calling it out when you see it, Freedom to express your truth, belongs to all of us. Too often we are marginalized or discounted, for the value of our experience. Finding my voice in advocating for others and holding myself responsible for my choices in life, has been very liberating. I love what I do. Advocating for others is like practicing law, seeking justice and helping others seek justice was always my goal.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
In my eyes, my greatest accomplishment is having built credibility and trusting relationships throughout the generations. I am often humbled by the respect and love my community shows me. I don’t do it for recognition or pay; it is being able to give back; to the community that nurtured me. These relationships, have held strong throughout the decades.
Every morning I wake up saying, “I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m tired” Then, the phone rings and someone who trusts me or has been referred to me; calls for help with a situation. Up and away, I go. I now accept, it’s a Calling, not a choice. My desire to be a lawyer to defend the less fortunate and my own community. I get to do that, God had a different route than I did. I’m alright with that, I still got there.