Day­ton NAACP leader wins a 7th term

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Emily Kro­nen­berger Staff Writer

Der­rick L. Foward has been re-elected to his sev­enth two-year term as pres­i­dent of the Day­ton Unit NAACP.

Foward will be­gin his new term on Jan. 1 and end it Dec. 31, 2020.

“I am hum­bled and truly ap­pre­ci­ate the mem­bers of the Day­ton Unit NAACP for be­liev­ing in my lead­er­ship and en­trust­ing me to lead the or­ga­ni­za­tion for an­other two years,” Foward said.

The mem­bers of the NAACP voted on their elected of­fi­cials last week­end, and the ma­jor­ity of the in­cum­bents will re­tain their po­si­tions, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

The of­fi­cers are: First Vice Pres­i­dent Rev. Her­man E. Bran­ham (in­cum­bent); Sec­ond Vice Pres­i­dent Tom Roberts (in­cum­bent); Third Vice Pres­i­dent Wil­lie A. Ter­rell, Jr. (in­cum­bent); Sec­re­tary Clair Mae Thomp­son (in­cum­bent); As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Lau­retta Wil­liams (in­cum­bent); Trea­surer Cedric L. McGhee (in­cum­bent), and As­sis­tant Trea­surer Har­vey C. Bolden.

Mem­bers also voted for the 15-mem­ber ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

The Day­ton Unit NAACP was founded in 1915, and the group says it is the city’s old­est and largest non­par­ti­san civil rights or­ga­ni­za­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Day­ton Unit NAACP, call (937) 222-2172 or visit www. naacp­day­ton.org. Con­tact this re­porter at 937225-0730 or email Emily. Kro­nen­berger@cox­inc.com.

Der­rick L. Foward’s cur­rent term ends Dec. 31, 2020.

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