Our new Penn Branch Executive Board was sworn in during the Penn Branch Annual Dinner Dance. The new officers were given their oath by long-time Penn Branch resident Laura Richards, Esq. The new officers promised to execute their duties to the best of their abilities, and with an “I do” there terms begun. PBCCA President Jimmie Williams said, “We’re very pleased to take the reign as community stewards, and look forward to strengthening Penn Branch, and building community engagement and interaction.” Vice-President, Roy Ward said, “we plan to actively engage and work as neighbors while simultaneously working with neighboring communities to become more than areas ‘east of the river.” The new officers, also include; Valerie Francis, Treasurer; Gerri Washington, Recording Secretary Angela Hammond, Correspondence Secretary; and, Paul Grant, Parliamentarian.
Our thanks and gratitude to the past executive board for their hard work, late nights, and commitment over the past two years to advance the community: Kweku Toure, Esq., president; Ayanna Smith, vice president; Lisa Baker, recording secretary, Jimmie Williams; treasurer/correspondence secretary; and, Richard Hawkins, parliamentarian.
Also, a special thanks to all the residents of PBCCA who served on committees, volunteered at events, attended hearings and meetings, and especially the Block Captains for being the eyes and ears of the community.