Tri-City NAACP Branch
2023 Standing Committee
Nikila Walker Gibson
Nikila Gibson is a visionary leader, dedicated entrepreneur, and passionate advocate for Black communities and other diverse communities. As the President of the Tri-City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Nikila is committed to promoting social justice and equality for all residents of Suisun City, Fairfield, and Vacaville.
With a background in strategic marketing and branding, behavioral sciences, Green growth strategy, and business development, Nikila brings a unique perspective to the NAACP, placing sustainability, community, and inclusivity at the forefront of her leadership. Her wide range of experiences and expertise make her a valuable asset to the organization and a trusted voice for Black communities and other diverse communities.
Nikila has a strong history of volunteering and community involvement. She has served in multiple roles and organizations throughout Solano County, including the Solano RCD restoration, Black Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, NTSBA, and has participated in community events such as the 2nd Annual Vacaville Black History Celebration, Suisun City 1st Annual Juneteenth, and as an Environmental Justice panelist at the CA/HI NAACP 35th Annual State Convention.
She also serves as the Tri-City NAACP Economic Development Chair. In this position, Nikila is dedicated to helping Black entrepreneurs reach their goals through sustainable strategic planning and bringing awareness to the importance of sustainability in our communities. She is also committed to educating the public about environmental racism and the necessity of environmental justice.
Nikila is a wife and mother of four daughters, and her passion for making a positive impact in her community is evident in all that she does. She is dedicated to her work with the Tri-City NAACP and making a real difference in the lives of residents
Nicole is a registered nurse and business owner in Solano County; with a desire to serve the community through care and compassion. Nicole is serving as the Health Chair with plans to increase community and membership well-being. Nicole will focus on health and wellness, including health screening opportunities and sharing information with the community about health disparities. The Black community is the most underserved population in the United States, and it is time for that to change. The change must come from within, advocating for ourselves and each other as a community.
Economic & Development Chair
Nikila Gibson is a seasoned entrepreneur, Black business advocate, and strategist in Sustainable Marketing & Green Growth. She specializes in eco-conscious and sustainable businesses, offering guidance and expertise to help others start and grow their ventures with a focus on sustainability, community, and inclusivity. As the Tri-City NAACP Economic Development Chair and President, she works to support Black Entrepreneurs with sustainable planning and raise awareness of Environmental Racism and the need for Environmental Justice. Nikila is a proud wife and mother of 4 daughters.
Political Action Chair
Coy Gibson is a long-term resident of Fairfield, California, and has been actively engaged in policy and civic advocacy for over 7 years. He is committed to educating the community on how laws and policies impact the community and how the community can engage in shaping those policies. Coy serves as the Political Action Chair of the Tri-City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is dedicated to increasing civic engagement within the Black community, informing individuals of their rights pertaining to civic engagement, and helping the community understand the impact of civic engagement on their daily lives. With his extensive knowledge and passion for social justice, Coy's goals are to make a significant impact in the Solano county community. He is dedicated to advancing the rights and well-being of the community through his efforts in policy and civic advocacy.
Religious Affairs Chair
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Communications, Press & Publicity Chair
Danette Mitchell serves as the Tri-City Branch NAACP Communications, Press, and Publicity chair. She also writes a weekly Sunday opinion column for The Reporter newspaper in Vacaville, which frequently runs in the Times Herald, Vallejo. Mrs. Mitchell is also a member of the Vacaville Social Justice Focus Group and served on the Black Women Organized for Political Action Solano/Napa chapter board.
In 2021, Mrs. Mitchell co-chaired Vacaville’s Inaugural Black History Month celebration, receiving the Unsung Shero award from the Tri-City Branch and the Vacaville community, honoring her 16 years as an Opinion Columnist and other community services. She was also recognized by the branch as "Executive Committee Member of the Year" and selected as one of the “Rock Star Volunteers in Solano County” hosted by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.
Mrs. Mitchell’s community work has not gone unnoticed by others. She joined 30 other women honored as “31 Inspiring Women In Vacaville 2021,” commemorating Women’s History Month and the Black Women Organized for Political Action “Ella Hill Hutch” award. She also received the 2022 Women of the Year Congressional Award presented by Congressmember John Garamendi of the 3rd Congressional District.
Mrs. Mitchell worked in corporate America for 25 years. Her degrees include an AS, a BA in Organizational Communication Studies with a minor in journalism, and two Masters, in Writing and Social Impact.
Youth Council Chair
Ayanna Brown, a California native, graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at Hampton University, she was heavily involved in mental health advocacy, volunteering, and mentorship.
Upon graduation, she traveled back to her California roots. Ayanna currently serves as the Tri-City NAACP'S Secretary and Youth Council Chair. Her chapter goals include re-establishing the committee, providing resources for academics + scholarships, and mentorship.
Legal Redress Chair
Johnicon George Sr. is an Activist, Community Organizer, and Advocate. His company, Icon Connects, LLC, was developed to build stronger communities by connecting community members to professional institutions, community based organizations, and Government entities. Furthermore, providing bridge-building, strategic planning, and facilitation services. In 2020 his company created a Staffing Agency to meet the needs of Solano County’s disenfranchised communities affected by Covid-19.
Over the past 20 years, he has served in various leadership roles within the community. Johnicon was a founding Board Member of the Bay View Rotary Club, Vice President of the Bay View Merchant Association, owner/operator of the first Black Bookstore in San Francisco’s Bay View Hunter’s Point, and Local & Global Mission Servant Leader at Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield.
He currently serves as a Board Member of the Solano County Black Chamber of Commerce. He is also serving as the Vice-President of the Tri-City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Standing Committee Chair
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