New officers for DeKalb NAACP sworn in

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Left to Right: Lance Hammonds, Judge Courtney Johnson, Teresa Hardy, Freda Hammonds

The DeKalb NAACP held a swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 15 for its newly-elected officers. DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson performed the oaths of office.

The officers who were sworn in to serve for the 2019-2020 term are:


Teresa Hardy, President

Lance Hammonds, 1st VP

Vaughn Irons, 2nd VP

Edwina Clanton, 3rd VP

Denise Brown, Secretary

Sandy Johnson, Assistant Secretary

Lisa Wright, Treasurer


Members At Large:

Gil Garland

James Hall

Shelby Hall

Freda Hammonds

Martha Jackson

Vivian Moore

Waymon Norwood, Jr.

Angela Patrick

Zepora Roberts

D.E. Smith

Louise Thomas

Denise Thomas-Allen

Cherry Willis


Hardy said she is looking forward to serving and she’s encouraging those who have not joined the NAACP to sign up for membership. In addition to building membership, the civil rights organization, Hardy said, plans to increase visibility and focus on relevant programs and activities that directly support a better DeKalb County.

For more information on membership and activities, visit

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