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2021/22 Executive Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Duluth Minnesota Branch embodies the mission statement of the National NAACP by working to bring unity in our local communities.

Vision Statement

Our vision for the Northland is one with equitable opportunities for people of African heritage and other marginalized communities.


  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the US
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.


Classie Dudley, She/Her


Doug Bowen-Bailey, He/Him  Assistant Treasurer

Danny Frank, He/Him

Communications Chair


 Azrin Awal

At-Large Executive Committee

  Veronica Surges

Co-Chair Criminal Justice Committee


Jamie Sharpe

Co-Chair Criminal Justice Committee


Abigail DeLisle, She/Her

Vice President

Chris Davila, He/Him


Co-Chair Foundation Committee


Andrea Gelb, She/Her

Co-Chair Foundation Committee

Cruz Mendoza, He/Him

At-Large Executive Committee

Ebony Hillman

Co-Chair Education Committee


Katie Williams

Co-Chair Education Committee


Charles Obijie

Economic Chair


Sandra Oyinyole

Young Adult Committee