The St. Paul Chapter of the NAACP has elected a new executive committee, including its president, Farhio Khalif, the first Somali-American chapter president in the Minnesota/Dakotas Area Conference.
Khalif founded Voices of East African Women, a non-profit offering shelter, support, advocacy, prevention and education for family healing services to survivors of domestic violence.
Khalif has also served as the Political Action chair of the Minnesota/Dakota Area Conference NAACP and as a vice president and political action chair of the St. Paul Chapter.
Also elected to the executive committee are the Rev. Richard Pittman, 1st vice president and chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee, Kathy Kater, secretary, Marquitta Ransom, assistant secretary and chair of Women in the NAACP, John Young, treasurer and Finance Committee chair, Dr. Cheryl Chatman, assistant treasurer and at-large member, Richard Pittman, Jr., Youth Branch chair, Jim Hilbert, Education Committee Chair and Yusef Mgeni and Gerald Ransom, at-large members.
The St. Paul NAACP holds its regular monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Hallie Q. Brown/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul.