NABJCC Special President Election

The official NABJ affiliate chapter


NABJ-CC Special Election

General Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m


454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago



for Unexpired 2017-2019 Term of President


 (In Aphabetical Order)



Photo by James


Chicago Sun-Times Urban Affairs Reporter/Columnist


Platform:  I have served for the past 10 years as sholarships chair, board member at large, and currently vice president/print. I have three platform goals: 1. To grow our organization’s partnerships with other trade nonprofits – whether it be lawyers’ engineers, educators, etc. – to expand our exposure, impact and reach into the black community, as well as mainstream. 2. To increase donations for NABJCC Foundation scholarships throug expanded grants from Chicago’s foundation/corporate community, including an initiative to solicit and tap into relationships the board and general membership can bring to the table. 3. To position NABJCC to tackle one major issue impacting its local black community annually – in a unified way that would bring under a themed umbrella both new events and initiatives and current mentoring efforts.



Chicago Tribune reporter Phil Thompson Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) 2465361 – ct-columnists-portraits

PHIL THOMPSON                  

Chicago Tribune Columnist/Sports Reporter


Platform: As president I want to facilitate our chapter being an advocate for the black community; to impress upon the people we represent the work our members do every day on their behalf, and to increase our chapter’s profile among the greater community of Chicago. In addition to advocacy, I want to establish a strong foundation of mentorship and skills building within the membership of NABJ Chicago.

NOTE: Absentee Ballots Available for Special Election
Absentee ballots for the Special Election are available beginning Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Requests should be made via email to Confirm your request by calling 312-497-2511. The Full Member’s request for an absentee ballot must be submitted from the email address that is on file with NABJ-CC. Return your absentee ballot to One absentee ballot submittal is permitted per Full Member email address. Absentee voters cannot vote at the September 12, 2017 Special Meeting. All absentee ballots are due electronically no later than Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7PM.


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