Service Opportunities

in the NAACP San Diego Branch

Executive Committee

The NAACP San Diego Branch, founded in 1919 and dedicated to the Civil Rights of all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination, is looking for leaders who would like to serve their communities through advocacy.

The full Executive Committee and Officers, plus Monica Montgomery, District 4 Councilmember

We are looking for individuals who want to inform, connect, and empower our membership, so that we are a strong, vibrant organization, run from the grass roots on up.

We expect all applicants to:

  • Be committed to the cause of Civil Rights
  • Be members of the NAACP San Diego Branch (join today)
  • Live or work in the greater San Diego area, south of the 56 Freeway
  • Have good communications and leadership skills
  • Have (or gain) familiarity with our bylaws

We are seeking people who would like to serve in the following capacities as specified in our bylaws:

  • Secretary
  • ACT-SO Chair
  • Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Chair
  • Communications, Press and Publicity Chair
  • Community Coordination Chair
  • Criminal Justice Chair
  • Economic Development Chair
  • Environment and Climate Justice Chair
  • Freedom Fund Chair
  • Labor & Industry Chair
  • Health Chair
  • Legal Redress Chair
  • Membership and Life Membership Chair
  • Political Action Chair
  • Young Adult Chair

Our bylaws give the duties of each of these committees in a paragraph or so starting on page 38 (the Secretary is on page 34.) We  invite you to read the relevant section of the bylaws and then fill out a brief application form.  

We are also looking to recruit enthusiastic, outgoing people as Social Media Contributors  to take the Branch’s social media presence to the next level.

If you feel you are qualified to provide leadership in these areas, please fill out our brief application form.

We will contact everyone who applies.

Thank you for your interest in service with the NAACP San Diego Branch, and for whatever work you do, with us or with others, to help our Community thrive.

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Parade

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr giving his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Final Updates!

T-Shirts are Here!

The t-shirts are here. If you ordered a t-shirt, we have it for you. If you didn’t order a t-shirt, you can still pick one up in most common sizes. T-shirts cost $15. You may purchase one at the parade, or you may purchase one from 2-3pm on Saturday, January 19th at the NAACP Office, Room 388 of the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Avenue.

Find Us by the Fountain

The parade sets up between noon and 2pm on Harbor Drive between the County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Highway) and the Embarcadero. We will gather at 1pm by the circular fountain on the bay (Harbor Drive) side of the County Administration building:

Please arrive by 1pm to be sure to have time to find us before the parade begins. Consider taking the trolley to the County Administration Building to avoid parking problems.

About the Parade

Read what the organizers, the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. have to say about the parade:

Join us on Harbor Drive Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for the 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations.

This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Come join thousands as we continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m.

Jan 3 2019 General Membership Meeting

The full Executive Committee and Officers, plus Monica Montgomery, District 4 Councilmember

We held our first General Membership Meeting of 2019 on January 3. Due to a scheduling problem beyond the control of the new Executive Committee, our normal meeting room was unavailable, and we had to make do with the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Jacobs Center. We are grateful for the patience and forbearance of our Membership, who seemed to adjust to the uncomfortable accommodations in a spirit of togetherness and hope.

After the invocation by Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Senior Pastor, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC, the meeting focused on the ceremonial installation of the 2019-2020 Officers and Executive Committee. There was also an address from our new President, Clovis Honoré, and a presentation on Lupus from Shakita Jones, a member of our Executive Committee.

We had a delicious (if slightly tardy) dinner from El Pollo Grill. Also of note was the provision of child care; this will be a regular feature of our meetings going forward. If you have children you can’t leave at home, don’t let that stop you from joining the meeting!

Reverend Gerald Brown closed the meeting with a benediction.

If you are interested in the reports and other information presented at the meeting, you will find them in the Meeting Packet. You may also read the Meeting Minutes.

Please note: the February 7th General Membership Meeting will be held in Room 389 of the Jacobs Center. The March meeting will return to the Community Room. Thank you for your patience with us as we return things to order.

Video of the installation:

Installation of the NAACP San Diego Branch 2019-2020 Officers and Executive Committee

Uploaded by Communications NAACP San Diego on 2019-01-08.

Photos from the meeting:

Meet the 2019-2020 Officers and Executive Committee Members

These are the Officers and Executive Committee Members voted in at our election in November, plus those Committee Chairs who will remain from 2018.  The new Executive Committee began its term on January 1, 2019.

Office of the President

Clovis Honoré
– President –

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Clovis Honoré grew up amidst the social turbulence of the 1960s and the cultural renaissance of the 1970s on the west side …

Francine Maxwell
– Vice President –

Ms. Francine Maxwell is a native San Diegan and a passionate community member of Southeastern San Diego. She has sat on various committees in the County and enjoys serving the  …

Steve Dorner
– 2nd Vice President –

Steve Dorner has a degree in Computer Science, worked as a software engineer for 20 years and as an executive in a Fortune 500 company for 10.


Renita Payno
– Secretary, ACT-SO Co-Chair –

Renita is a veteran, the owner and sole proprietor of her own small business, and a mother of two. You will find her at many community events; just ask the …

Diane Langworthy
– Assistant Secretary –

Diane Langworthy, worked 22 years as a medical social worker at Sharp Rehabilitation Hospital. Beside her work with the NAACP, she is involved in Social Justice Ministries at Mary Magdalene …

Darryl Stovall
– Treasurer –

Darryl W. Stovall Jr. was born and raised in New York City and planted roots in San Diego California while serving in the United States Navy. After a successful 20 …

Wanda Rogers
– Assistant Treasurer –

Wanda Rogers is Principal Owner of Construction Service Workers Founded in April of 2009, as the only African American Woman to own a Construction Staffing Agency in the country.  Her …

Executive Committee

Petrina Branch
– Freedom Fund –

Barbara Binns
– Member at Large –

Barbara Binns was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended Chico State and UCLA and obtained a certificate in Accounting …

Linda Cochran-Johnson
– Community Coordination –

Ms Cochran-Johnson grew up as a military dependent. In her career she has been as a case manager, chemical dependency …

Tiffany Harrison
– Youth Council Advisor –

Geneviéve L. Jones-Wright
– Member at Large –

Geneviéve L. Jones-Wright was raised by her single mother in a low-income home in San Diego, California where devotion to …

Philip Liburd
– Member at Large –

Brittany McKnight
– Education –

Brittany McKnight holds a Master of Arts in Education from SDSU, and has held several positions in Postsecondary and Secondary …

Frank Petersen
– Member at Large –

Khalada Salaam-Alaji
– Member at Large –

Sherry Strothers
– Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs –

Sherry Strothers is a powerful and charismatic Motivational Speaker, Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach and passionate activist. The story behind Sherry’s …

Carol Spong
– Housing –

Kenya L. Taylor
– Health –

– Grassroots –

Mary Tesfaldet
– President, Youth Council –

Mary Tesfaldet is currently enrolled at San Diego State University, and is President of the NAACP San Diego Youth Council.