TRI-CITY BRANCH

STANDING COMMITEE

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Legal Redress, Johnicon George

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 base 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 his third two year term as President of the Tri-City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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Communication Chair,

Danette Mitchell

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, Calif., and has been in the role since 2005 as the only African American local columnist. 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 work as an Opinion Columnist. She also joined 30 other women honored as “31 Inspiring Women In Vacaville 2021” commemorating Women’s History Month. 

 

Since 2017, Mrs. Mitchell has served on the Solano/Napa Chapter Black Women Organized for Political Action board. She is also a member of the Solano County Women and Girls Commission Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence workgroup and the Vacaville Social Justice Focus Group. 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.

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Communication Chair,

Danette Mitchell

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, Calif., and has been in the role since 2005 as the only African American local columnist. 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 work as an Opinion Columnist. She also joined 30 other women honored as “31 Inspiring Women In Vacaville 2021” commemorating Women’s History Month. 

 

Since 2017, Mrs. Mitchell has served on the Solano/Napa Chapter Black Women Organized for Political Action board. She is also a member of the Solano County Women and Girls Commission Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence workgroup and the Vacaville Social Justice Focus Group. 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

Ayanna Brown, a California native, graduated from Hampton University with her Bachelor's 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 Youth Council. Her goals for the chapter includes: re-establishing the committee, providing resources for academics + scholarships and mentorship. 

Membership Chair, 

Rose Mary Lewis

Rose Mary Lewis is the Chairperson of the Membership and Life Membership Committee of the Tri-City NAACP, where she is a Life Member of the NAACP. Mrs.Lewis is the President of the Fairfield-Suisun-Vacaville Section of National Council of Negro Women, where she is a Legacy Life Member of NCNW. Mrs. Lewis coordinates the Adult Ministry for seniors and middle-aged adults at St. Stephen CME Church, where she is a member of the church’s financial board, contracts administrator, and assists with the church’s food ministry. She retired as a Solano County Health & Social Services Deputy Director, where she served as a member of the department’s executive team. She is a Member-at-Large of the Senior Coalition of Solano County’s Executive Committee.


Mrs. Lewis’ degrees include: Masters of Public Administration (MPA); Bachelors in Arts (BA), Management; and Associates in Arts (AA), Business. She enjoys organizing travel groups and sharing information about education, career planning, and senior adult issues. She and husband, Kennith, have two sons: Kennith Jr. and Kerwin.

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Religious Affairs Chair, 

Oneal Young

Pastor O’neal Young, Jr., a native and resident of the California Bay Area; a spiritual and gifted leader whose passion and commitment to serving God is evident throughout his entire life’s work. He serves as the organizing and present Pastor of the Greater Purpose Church (GPC): A ministry focused on helping people discover their place and purpose through God’s plan of salvation. GPC is a church focused on prayer, preaching, worship, and equipping its members while targeting and serving the outside community.

Pastor Young is an impactful volunteer actively working with these faith-based and  community-centered organizations.For his outstanding service and pursuits, in 2017, Pastor Young was awarded the NAACP Presidential  Medal of Freedom for a legacy of community service inside and outside the church. Pastor Young was also awarded the distinguished Kneeland Preaching Award, for oratory sermon presentation and  composition, out of his graduating seminary class at San Francisco Theological Seminary, now the University of Redlands.

Education Chair, 

Jerri Baker

Political Action Chair, 

Stephen Simmons

Veterans Affairs, Rick Smith