New NAACP board has full agenda ahead

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Covington County NAACP recently held elections and filled all offices.

Aaron Bogen was elected to a second term as chapter president.

Tonya Davis James will serve as vice president; Janice Brannon was elected as the secretary; Rolanda Anderson will serve as treasurer; and Linda Tillis will be assistant treasurer.

Bogen said he has a full agenda ahead of him and is excited for things to come in the local NAACP chapter.

“This is the first time we’ve had a full board, so it’s exciting. I like my staff,” he said. “We are planning on looking into some things – both legally and in general.”

Bogen said he wants to work to ensure everyone gets along, and he plans to do everything by the book.

“I believe we are going to go a long way in working to the betterment of Covington County,” he said. “I want to make Covington County a better place by addressing any issues that need addressing in this county.”

Bogen said the NAACP is planning a rally for next month in Andalusia, but details are still in the works.

“We have a lot of goals, but we can’t do them without members,” he said. “We currently have 70-80 members, but we need more. We want anyone who wants to join to do so.”

The next meeting will take place at the Opp’s Hardin Street Community Center on July 6, he said.

Cost to join is $30 per year, but payment plans are available, he said.

For more info call Bogen at 764-2071.