Blacks In Government, Inc. National Board of Directors

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Blacks In Government, Inc. National Board of Directors

2019 Annual Report To the

National Delegates Assembly

Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity

BIG PURPOSE: An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.

BIG VISION: Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.

BIG MISSION: Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy. BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

Be Accountable Commit to Excellence Act with Integrity Take Responsibility

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Message from the National Board of Directors' Chair

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Message from the National Board of Directors' Vice Chair

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Message from the National President

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National Board of Directors Former Chairs

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2019 National Board of Directors

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Executive Summary

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Awards Committee Accomplishments

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Bylaws Committee Accomplishments

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Constitution Committee Accomplishments

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Financial Advisory Oversight Committee Accomplishments

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Personnel Committee Accomplishments

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Policy and Procedures Committee Accomplishments

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Program Oversight Committee Accomplishments

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Strategic Planning Committee Accomplishments

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Time and Place Committee Accomplishments

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MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS' CHAIR

August 4, 2019

Greeting Fellow Delegates,

On behalf of the National Board of Directors (NBoD), I welcome you to the 2019 Blacks In Government (BIG) National Delegates Assembly (NDA) in Dallas, Texas. The BIG annual business meeting is the platform for the delegates to determine, disseminate, and finalize decisions that will transform the organization with one voice on behalf of the all the BIG members. Your Board has worked very hard to continue addressing the organizational needs while maintaining the financial stability. The NBoD is committed to listening, receiving, and implementing process improvement to policies and procedures to make BIG grander!

We, the NBoD, are enthusiastic to work with the National Executive Committee under the leadership of the National President Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor. President Honorable Dr. Sartor's drive to establish new strategic alliances, reenergize many of our national programs and enhance our current partnerships has taken BIG to a paradigm shift of prominence.

Remember, this is your opportunity to ask questions and to challenge all of us to promote equity and excellence for all BIG members. Finally, I want to remind you that we need to teach the newbies and be patient with the seasonal delegates. Remember, we are all in this together to do what is proper and in order. Enjoy the NDA and let's make BIG EXCEPTIONAL!

Best Regards,

Darlene H. Young

Honorable Darlene H. Young National Board of Directors Chair Blacks In Government, Inc.

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MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS' VICE CHAIR

August 4, 2019

Greetings family, friends, and guests of BIG,

Welcome to our 2019 Blacks In Government (BIG) Inc., National Delegates Assembly (NDA) at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.

We gather together with a purpose to carry out the business of BIG through ordered and efficient discussions, which will lead to collaborative and respective decisions as we work to move this organization forward.

I am tremendously electrified to see you here for our 2019 National Training Institute (NTI). This year's theme is "BIG NTI: Your Benchmark for Achieving Excellence in the Workplace", and it epitomizes what this event can offer each one of you. Each carefully chosen theme personifies our organizational goals and objectives, and this year's theme is no different. I ask you to partake in as many workshops, forums, special programs, and all this NTI has to offer. There are many extremely exciting presenters prepared and ready to share their corporate knowledge with you. Upon your return to your "workplace," I ask you to share with others the wealth of information you gathered and learned, so your leaders will appreciate their time of investment.

When feasible, enjoy the sites and pleasures of Downtown Dallas. Please ma'am and please sir, flood this area with colors other than grey-blue and white, such as burgundy and gold, (sorry, I am NOT a Dallas Cowboy fan)! Do not miss an opportunity to visit our exhibit hall, and, especially, connect with other attendees. I challenge you to meet five (5) new people every day you attend and learn one (1) "cool fact" about each of them. You will find your training experience broadens beyond imagination.

We, the National Board of Directors, sincerely appreciate the what you do in your "workplaces," chapters, and regions. Thank you for your commitment, dedication and support to Blacks In Government. Because of you as professional, educated, and empowered employees, we will continue an exponential growth, and we will be the catalyst to "...Achieving Excellence in the Workplace."

I look forward to being one of your five (5) new people. Peace and blessings to you all!

Very respectfully,

Lynwood A. Townsend

Lynwood A. Townsend, Ph.D. Vice Chair, National Board of Directors Blacks In Government, Inc.

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MESSAGE FROM BIG NATIONAL PRESIDENT

August 4, 2019

Greetings Delegates,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the annual business meeting of National Blacks In Government (BIG). As the most significant decision-making body within BIG, we the officers, rely upon you to set the tone for each succeeding year. As delegates, you provide us guidance and direction where you would like our organization to go. Your insight and wisdom shape the future direction of BIG, and we depend heavily upon you to finalize our leadership direction.

This has been another exciting year as we continued to reestablish past strategic alliances; reenergize our national programs; enhance our National Training Institute; and focus on incorporating suggestions and inputs from our regions and chapters, making BIG even more powerful as we continue to move forward. I have sat where you sit and have taken my responsibility as a delegate to the assembly seriously. As your National President, I am committed to listening to the path you will establish for this organization and will continue to do all within my power to ensure that BIG follows the direction set by our membership. As a member of the National Board of Directors, we are charged with making the policy of our organization, but that policy is tempered by the vision you prescribe, in no small part, during the National Delegates Assembly.

Special thanks to the Chair of the National Board of Directors, Honorable Darlene H. Young. We are proud to continue her legacy of excellence for our great organization. Again, I welcome you to this great assembly, and for those of you who are first-time attendees, I encourage you to learn from this experience, and please don't be afraid to ask questions. The one thing I can assure you of is that this will be an unforgettable experience. I look forward to seeing and speaking with many of you during the rest of the week as we enjoy Dallas, Texas.

Respectfully,

Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor National President Blacks In Government, Inc.

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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FORMER CHAIRS

Hon. Julius T. Crouch 1st, 5th, & 9th Chair-- Region VII Jan ? Dec 1980, 1987,

1994

Anthony L. Williams 2nd Chair--Region XI

Jan ? Dec 1981

Rance D. Clemmons 3rd Chair--Region VI

Jan ? Sep 1982

Hon. Oscar Eason, Jr. 4th & 6th Chair--Region X

Oct 1982 ? Dec 1986 Jan 1988 ? Dec 1989

Hon. Anthony H. Rhodes 7th Chair--Region IV

Jan 1990 ? Dec 1992

Roberta E. (McNeil) Douglas

8th Chair--Region II

Jan ? Dec 1993

Johnny Smith 10th Chair--Region IV

Jan ? Dec 1995

Ralph F. Browne, Jr. 11th Chair--Region I

Jan 1996 ? Dec 1998

Hon. Ellen G. Dyson 12th Chair--Region V

Jan 1999 ? Dec 2001

Farrell J. Chiles 13th Chair--Region IX

Jan 2002 ? Dec 2006

Angela Thorpe-Harris 14th Chair--Region VI

Jan ? Dec 2007

Hon. Gary Blackmon 15th Chair--Region VIII

Jan ? Dec 2008

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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FORMER CHAIRS (CONT.)

Lilyian Caswell-Isley 16th Chair--Region X

Jan ? Dec 2009

Kenneth C. Pearson 17th Chair--Region IX

Jan ? Mar 2010

Hon. Melvin Davis 18th Chair--Region VII

Apr 2010 ? Dec 2011

Hon. David Groves 19th Chair--Region V

Jan 2012 ? Dec 2013

Edward Wilson 20th Chair--Region IX

Jan ? Mar 2014

Dr. Hezekiah Braxton III 21th Chair--Region XI

Mar ? Dec 2014

Hon. B. Faye Stewart 22nd Chair--Region VI

Jan 2015 ? Dec 2016

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