On December 30, 2018 Liberty County NAACP swore-in newly elected Officers and Executive Committee members. The swearing in ceremony took place at Full Gospel Tabernacle. The Honorable Judge Linnie L. Darden, III of the Atlantic Judicial Court was the officiator.
Reverend Earl Rich offered the invocation and Tina Floyd sang a solo.
The Liberty County NAACP Executive Officers that were sworn in are Graylan Quarterman, President; Artis Morrison, 1st Vice President; Natalie M. Hines, Secretary; Vicky Nelson, Treasurer; Wanda Washington, Legal Redress, Chair; Kenneth Tyner, Armed Services & Veteran Affairs Information, Chair; Reverend Earl Rich, Religious Affairs, Chair; Dr. Valya S. Lee, Women in NAACP (WIN), Chair; Barbara White, Health, Chair; Kevin Martinez, Sergeant-at-Arms; Brenda Withers, Member-at-Large; David Anderson, Member-at-Large.
Quarterman gave a brief synopsis of the 2019 focus for Liberty County NAACP and gave credit to the previous Officers and Executive Committee members for their hard work. He added that the association remains serious about civic engagement.
Quarterman commented that with respect to voters’ rights, and events leading up to the 2018 election, it was revealed over 3,200 individuals in Liberty County were purged from the voter registration system. Out of the 3,200-plus that were purged, about 800 individuals were added back to the system, he said.
“As we look to the upcoming elections, we must focus on restoring the approximately 2,400 individuals that have been purged in addition to registering all remaining eligible voters. Liberty County NAACP will continue conversations with local leaders who currently have policies in place that hinder inclusion in our communities. For the policy makers who refuse to engage in dialogue, and set policies that are inclusive, we will meet you at the poll,” Quarterman said.
Individuals who are interested in serving on committees, are encouraged to attend the next general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Historic Dorchester Academy.