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Albany NAACP to name interim leaders

ALBANY -- Since the removal of president William Wright, the Albany Dougherty Branch of NAACP has been struggling with leadership. In recent months after the removal of new president David Williams, elected in April 2011, the office has operated under the freshly trained leadership of an interim crew.

According to Tammy Green, State Conference representative and coordinator for 16 counties, there were state and national issues with branch "assessments" and bylaw violations under Williams' leadership, as well complaints by many of the members.

For a period of time, Green has interviewed and evaluated those in temporary leadership roles, she said, and has recommended to the State Conference those she feels should serve until an election is scheduled by the Georgia State Conference.

"We have a strong group there now and we're already making some progress," Green said.

According to Green, the majority of the vacant positions will be officially filled by appointment at the local branch meeting, which will be held at 2 p.m. today at 136 N. Magnolia St.