STATEMENT ON SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE 2016 NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION

“The National Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is continuing consideration of the location of our 2016 convention.

During our recently concluded convention, the Convention Time and Place Committee met and heard presentations from four cities: Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Cincinnati, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri, who are vying to host the 2016 convention. The selection process will include site visits, consultations and recommendations to the Board of Directors prior to a final decision being made.

We are delighted at the interest expressed by the communities representing these four great American cities. Each year, we look for venues where our delegates and members can gather together, learn and enjoy a welcoming environment. We are certain our 2016 host city will be no exception.

The Convention Planning Committee anticipates making a recommendation to the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors during its October Board Meeting. The 2015 convention will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

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