After accepting the award, presented by Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder closed out the 2012 Billboard Awards by singing a song he recently wrote, “Ten Billion Hearts”. The crowd of over 10,000 people at the MGM Grand Garden was on their feet as Stevie Wonder and The Las Vegas Mass Choir transitioned from “Ten Billion Hearts” to “Superstition”. What a finale’!
She definitely has a future, I cannot wait for her next novel ... yes, there is another novel on its way.
- Your RESOURCEPublic Speaker, Host, Emcee, Moderator, Writer, Editor, present
- FOX5 Television
...Making a Difference from beginning to end…
Lillian McMorris is the former KVVU TV FOX5 Public Affairs Director and Producer/Host of A. M. Southern Nevada, the longest running Public Affairs Television Show in the State of Nevada. Additionally, she reported on Community Events for FOX5 News. For nine years she worked within the community as KVVU TV FOX5’s ambassador building the FOX5 franchise of being the station for ‘Community Service’. Lillian is considered a “Social Architect”, bringing people, needs, solutions and information together as one.
She brings over two decades of solid one-on-one experience in personnel matters, employee relations, EEO/Labor Relations, customer relations and public relations. In the ’95 "Best Of" poll, conducted annually by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Southern Nevada’s largest daily newspaper, Lillian McMorris was voted "Best Minority Spokesperson", "Parent of the Year" in 1995, by the Clark County School District, and was a finalist in the "Communications" category in the ’96 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards. Other honors include being the 1998 recipient of the WE CAN (Working to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect) Public Awareness Award and an Honorary Degree from CCSN in Humane Letters for considerable efforts on behalf of higher education and the young people in the State of Nevada. She has been named by Mediators of Southern Nevada as “Mediator of the Year” and “Woman of the Year” by 100 Black Men of America - Las Vegas Chapter, as well as receiving the “Community Enrichment” Award from the Urban Chamber of Commerce.
Lillian McMorris is an advocate for women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the disadvantaged. She always has been and continues to be a mentor and community advocate for many not-for-profit organizations. Recently McMorris received the Shades of Hue Award “Ladies of Victory Everlasting (LOVE)”, from the Las Vegas Diversity Development Department representing several community organizations coming together to honor women that are exceptional in their cause; and the unity and impact they bring to so many. Lillian McMorris was recognized for her commitment to building a better life for others by her deeds.
McMorris is well known throughout for her light contemporary style of speaking and the ability to communicate wherever she goes. She volunteers numerous hours of her personal time in the community, Emceeing and hosting programs, conducting and facilitating seminars and speaking on a wide range of topics.
Over the years Lillian has served on numerous Boards of Directors including The Salvation Army, Southern Nevada AHEC (Area Health Education Center), the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association, NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice), the Nevada Public Health Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, the State Aids Task Force, as well as being on the founding board of FIT (Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow).
As an advocate for education Lillian has served as the President of the Community College of Southern Nevada President’s Advisory Board and the Chairperson of the CCSN Science Center Advisory Board. She is also the Chairperson for the Board of Directors for the Walker African-American Museum and Research Center, and is a member of the advisory boards of Goodwill Industries, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, and Positively Kids, as well as an honorary member of the Las Vegas Art Museum Board of Directors. In the social sector, Lillian is an active member of The Social Register of Las Vegas. In previous years McMorris served on the advisory board of the Marketing Committee of the Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and a member of the LVCC Community Council. In 2001 she was the Chairperson for the extremely successful Greater Las Vegas Chamber sponsored "Community Achievement Awards", which took place shortly after the “9-11” tragedy.
McMorris also traveled to Nigeria several times with the World Conference of Mayors coordinating meetings with major oil companies and moderating a Governor’s Conference and National Press Conference. Lillian and several US Mayors and Congress people met with several Governors, Commissioners and Village spokespeople to organize a conference educating their community on the dangers of American oil companies and how they have affected the children, agriculture and Nigeria’s overall family units and their dwindling economy.
Lillian continues to be involved with many community activities by being deeply and personally involved with numerous civic and cultural organizations on an ongoing basis. She spreads the ‘word’ throughout the community and the nation via her Internet Marketing Company, Your RESOURCE which is designed to educate and inform about non-profit organizations and small businesses, as well as events, programs, activities and training opportunities. Through her website, www.lillianmcmorris.com.
Most recently McMorris launched The Lillian McMorris Show which highlights community leaders, activities and events in Southern Nevada. The Lillian McMorris Show currently airs a new show every Monday night on COX 96, COX 1096 (HD) and re-airs each night during the week. Re-airs of the show can also be viewed on the internet at www.lillianmcmorrisshow.com , Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, podcasts, as well as approximately 38 other Internet outlets each week.
Lillian actively spreads the word locally, nationally and internationally from the “The Entertainment Capital of the World”.
- Ulysses S. Grant, University of Oregon, Cambridge University (UK)