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Rock Island County Branch NAACP Standing Committees and Chairs

There are many issues within the community that need your support, not simply by being a member but by actively getting involved in the work of the NAACP. If you decide to serve on an NAACP committee, we recommend that you select one that benefits your education, training, experience, interests or one where you think you will be able to learn from working with others and make a valuable contribution.

The Executive Committee serves as the branch's board of directors. The branch officers who hold the primary positions on this committee, all standing committee chairpersons are also on the executive committee. However, the main purpose of the executive committee is to oversee all of the branch's operations.

Communications: Berlinda Tyler-Jamison

The Committee on Communications, Press and Publicity seeks to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding. The committee is also responsible for attempting to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups and seeking to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about African Americans and other minority groups.


Finance: Bryon Tyson

The Finance Committee establishes the annual Branch Budget, and monitors on-going operating expenses to ensure the financial solvency of the Branch.


The Committee on Housing studies housing conditions in the local community and receives and seeks to address complaints of discrimination. The Housing Committee disseminates information and tender such other action as may eliminate discrimination in housing.


Membership: Rexie Tyson
The Membership Committee works throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association. The Membership Committee is responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaigns and is responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.

Youth Council: Yolanda Grandberry

The NAACP Youth Council, comprised of young people ages 8 to 25, focuses on training and developing the skills necessary for leadership and activism, with an emphasis on mobilization, community education, and youth activities. Students have been on the forefront of most major social movements. NAACP Youth Councils and College Chapters all across America are engaged in social justice activism addressing issues at the local, state, and national level.

Armed Services & Veteran's Affairs:

David Muscovalley

The Committee on Armed Services and Veteran's Affairs seeks to establish a working relationship with those agencies at the government, national, state and local levels having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans, and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community.


Education: Berlinda Tyler-Jamison

The goal of the NAACP's education advocacy agenda is to provide all students access to quality education. To accomplish this goal, the Education Committee focuses on three major objectives: preventing racial discrimination in educational programs and services; advancing educational excellence and promoting an equal opportunity education agenda. The Education Committee seeks to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education.


Health: Gwen Jamison

The Health committee works to educate on disease prevention, and to advocate for access to quality healthcare and the elimination of health disparities. The Health Committee also addresses the ongoing need to increase cultural competency in the delivery of healthcare services. The Health Committee works to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans.


Legal Redress: Yancy Bolden

The Legal Redress Committee is responsible for establishing a process for receiving and handling complaints filed with the Branch. This committee investigates cases reported to the Branch, supervises litigation the Branch is interested in pursuing, and keeps the NAACP national office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. The Committee does not give general legal advice.


Religious Affairs: Ametra Carroll

The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch to promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle and interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths. The Religious Affairs Committee is also responsible for enlisting the support of such organized religious groups of all faiths and enlist their support for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights and provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities associated with the improvement of race relations.

Economic Development

The Committee on Economic Development implements local efforts and supports national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color.


Labor & Industry: Lauren Loftin

This Committee seeks ways to improve the economic status of all minority groups by working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices and working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions, as well as working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.


Political Action: Randy Flowers

The Political Action Committee seeks to: (1) increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) work to improve the administration of justice; (5) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; (6) keep the National Office and the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.


Rock Island County Branch NAACP * P. O. Box 4701 * Rock Island, IL * 61201
Phone: 866-369-9088