Routson said Madison has proven her leadership skills, continues to inspire and motivate others and show compassion while dealing with her own challenges, and has brought the entire community together in support of not just herself, but others who are facing similar health issues.
Assisted by Councilwoman Christina McElfresh, Routson presented Madison with the proclamation and her badge as honorary mayor.
This is the latest recognition for Madison, who also served as grand marshal of Monroe’s Fourth of July parade this year.
Madison Smallwood as the grand marshal for Monroe's Fourth of July Parade.
Madison’s struggle — she suffers from osteosarcoma — has launched numerous community charitable events and fundraisers in recent years to cover her treatments and surgeries.
She started radiation in April and received 23 doses before finding out a new inoperable tumor has begun to grow again, according to her family.