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Daniels Assumes Presidency of NAACP Edwardsville Branch

The Intelligencer

Aug. 15, 2023








Traci S. Daniels is the new president of the NAACP Edwardsville Branch.

For The Intelligencer

EDWARDSVILLE — The NAACP Edwardsville Branch announced its new officers during a special meeting held in July of this year, according to a press release.

The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new officers and to recognize Walter D. Williams for his leadership and accomplishments during his term as president.

Williams recently resigned as branch president after accepting a position with the City of Racine, Wisconsin.

Traci S. Daniels, MSL, has served as first vice president of the NAACP Edwardsville Branch for three years. She is the assistant pastor of Anchored in Truth Ministries in Edwardsville, and now will assume a new role as president of the NAACP Edwardsville Branch.

“I am ready to take on the responsibilities and challenges that come with this esteemed position,” Daniels said. “I am committed to continuing the vital work of the NAACP in advocating for equality, justice and civil rights for all.

“With the support of our dedicated members and the community, I am confident that we can make a significant impact and create positive change.”

Daniels is also an ambassador for the Ed/Glen Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the appointment of the new president, Walter E. Chase will now serve as first vice president, Charmian Aaron moves to second vice president and Debra J. Pitts is the newly appointed third vice president.

Additional appointments include Lynette Jordan, secretary; Gwen Bumpers, assistant secretary (once voted in); Karen Hooks, treasurer; and Charlene Blair, assistant treasurer.

The new officers will be confirmed during the branch’s general meeting set for 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Anchored in Truth Ministries, 510 Garfield Ave., Edwardsville.

There will be a brief “meet-and-greet” with refreshments provided following the meeting so the public can meet the newly appointed officials. General meetings are always open to the public and occur the fourth Tuesday of every month.

The NAACP Edwardsville Branch has been an active and important part of the greater Edwardsville civil rights community since 1955.

More information about the branch is available at Follow the NAACP Edwardsville Branch on Facebook.

President Traci Daniels
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