NAACP Los Angeles
Latricia T. Mitchell, President
Hattie McFrazier, First Vice President
Mike Asfall, Second Vice President
Greg Akili, Third Vice President
Marye Barnett, Secretary
Toni Williams-Asfall, Assistant Secretary
Medica Denton-Dave, Treasurer
Kamilah Phillips, Assistant Treasurer
Dr. Felicia Banks
Dr. Venus Butler
Kirra Jones, Esq.
Mary Ann Smith
An Executive Committee Member At-Large is an officer whose duties and responsibilities are not fixed but instead vary according to the needs of the association and as directed by the other officers of the Executive Committee.
An Emeritus Executive Committee Member is usually a long serving former officer, executive committee member, who is invited to stay on board as a nonvoting member in an advisory capacity. This is an honorific title in recognition of the member's active participation, financial contribution, or continuing strong interest in the life of the NAACP Los Angeles and its outreach programs.
Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all, and you performed with dedication and tenacity. You distinguished yourself as a judicious steward of our organization and never flinched in the face of difficult decisions. You represented the NAACP Los Angeles with dignity and honor and we are grateful for your service and commitment to Civil Rights in Los Angeles. A famous activist once said, “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.' You proved to be both wise and virtuous.”
Emeritus Executive Committee Members
The NAACP Los Angeles was founded in the living room of Dr. John Sommerville and Dr. Vada Somerville in 1914. In 1949 Dr. John Somerville was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission. Dr. John Somerville served as president of the NAACP Los Angeles for 10 years. Here is a powerful article on Dr. John Somerville. It is written by Sarah Lifton, a Los Angeles-based writer who specializes in history, architecture and education.
The NAACP Los Angeles Executive Committee consists of elected officers, at large members and appointed committee chairs dedicated to social justice and eliminating disparities that affect communities of color in Los Angeles.
The Executive Committee shall: (1) have general control of the affairs and program of the branch, subject to the authority of the branch and the provisions of the Branch Constitution; (2) creates special committees as needs arise; (3) fills all vacancies in branch offices; (4) decides matters of branch policy subject to endorsement by the branch in accordance with National Office policy; (5) Appoints, employs and enters into contracts with salaried employees subject to employment procedures and qualifications approved by the National Office; (6) renders monthly reports to the branch containing reports of all special and standing committees.
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