League of Women Voters Elects New Officers

The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County held its annual meeting recently where it announced newly elected board member.

Kia Croom was elected president. She is as the first-ever African-American and youngest president elect in the history of the league.

“It’s a true honor to be elected to such a prestigious office with such a remarkable organization. The League of Women Voters is a trusted voter service agency. I am committed to building on the remarkable progress and legacy of the league,” said Croom, speaking at the meeting held July 1 9 at Le Revolucion Restaurant in Richmond.

I will usher in a vanguard of diverse new members with new innovative ideas and raise the League of Women Voter’s visibility in our community.”

Croom is an Oakland native who works as Community Relations Director at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program. A published free-lance journalist, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Science in Public Administration.

She is joined by Erwin Reeves, treasurer; Rita Xavier, secretary; and Gabriel Quinto, second vice president.

The annual meeting featured a keynote address by former Assemblymember Robert Bob Campbell.

Among those who attended the event were Tony Thurmond, candidate for Assembly District 15; John Gioia, District 1 Supervisor of Contra Costa County; Nat Bates, Richmond City Councilmember; league member, Lesa R. McIntosh, board member East Bay Municipal Utility District; and Jael Myrick, Richmond City Councilmember.

For more information about the League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County visit www.lwv.org/local-league/lwv-west-contra-costa-co or email kianews2011@gmail.com.

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