NCNW Georgia Elects Denton as State Interim President

| August 24, 2016

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ATLANTA- Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Section Founder and Immediate Past President was elected as the Georgia NCNW Interim President during the organizations inaugural state conference held in Atlanta on August 20th.

Denton is the new Development Director at LAMP (Lowndes Associated Ministries to People) and led the chartering of the Valdosta-Lowndes NCNW Section in 2010, and served as President until early 2016. Derrica Williams of Dekalb NCNW was elected as the Interim Secretary and Myrtle Mayfield also of Dekalb NCNW was elected as Interim Treasurer for the state of Georgia for NCNW.

Under Denton’s leadership, the local section as a whole implemented various initiatives including the Community Wide Family Reunion, going into its 5th year of planning, the Bethune Leadership Banquet, The Mother Daughter Brunch, Education Tutoring Program and the S.E.L.F.I.E. Conference just to name a few. Denton earned her Masters from Capella University in 2012 in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and formerly served as the Parent and Community Relations Specialist for Brooks County Schools for almost five years. Denton was awarded the 2012 Valdosta Woman of the Year, 2013 Valdosta Metro One 4 Under 40 recipient and the 2013 Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40. Denton’s leadership and vision played a significant role in her election as the Interim President for NCNW Georgia. Denton is the first named President for Georgia NCNW however, until her passing Verdelle B. Bellamy who was appointed by the late Dr. Dorothy Irene Height served for many years as the State Convener. Denton’s vision for the state is to implement and structure state and national initiatives and target areas that deal are aligned with NCNW’s National Four for the Future.

Denton now serves in the Valdosta-Lowndes Section as the Public Relations Liasion under the new leadership in the local section of Tiffany Vinson, who served as the 1st Vice President the past six years. Denton’s top focus is to organize and structure the state of Georgia NCNW and its initiatives by working closely with sections, affiliates and leaders throughout northern and southern Georgia and expand programs to target the uplifting of the African American family unit, bridging the gap between the community and collegiate sections and implementing statewide initiatives that celebrate families, economic structure and organizing the NCNW national headquarters initiative of Four for the Future which entails: Educating and training young women and girls for the future workforce, with a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), continuing NCNW’s historical focus on health concerns in the African American community, promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship and important issues like financial literacy and short-and long-term financial planning; Developing new partnerships to encourage young African American men and women to embrace the values of NCNW founders.

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