It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since you elected me as your President. Year one certainly had its’ challenges, with a pandemic mandating an end to in person meetings and squashing any possibility for face to face fundraising. But instead of throwing in the towel, your new HRBMP Board went to work!

Since that time, we’ve revised the bylaws, approved a budget, successfully completed our chapter audit, launched an amazing Black Male Media project, held two virtual social events complete with DJ’s and a mixologist! One of our proudest moments came in August when we launched the Byron Burney Community Journalism Academy. Since then, our mentoring team has met monthly with Academy participants teaching lessons in journalism and ethics.

No longer novices to the world of virtual socializing, your HRBMP Board begins year two ready to serve. Throughout 2021 we’ll be bringing you dynamic speakers to motivate, educate, entertain and inspire you! We’re planning more social events and game nights to give each and every one of us an opportunity to know each other better. If there are activities you’d like us to pursue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me godleyproducer@gmail.com or any of our Board members.

If you’ve recently renewed your dues, but have yet to join one of our amazing committees please review the committee descriptions in the bylaws on this website and then reach out to the chairperson in charge. We want to make HRBMP the best it can be and we need your help to get there!

Fundraising – Lee Anderson, Chair eanderson@grovechurchva.com
Education and Scholarship – Larry Rubama, Chair larubama@yahoo.com
Media Relations – Kanitra Hatton, Chair kanitra.hatton@gmail.com
Membership – Kara Dixon, Chair  dixonkara0@gmail.com
BBCJA – Marie Bullock, Superintendent  marievt2011@gmail.com
Professional Development – Shantel Davis, Chair  s.athenadavis@yahoo.com
Media Watch – Phyllis Terrell, Chair PTerrell@fortmonroe.org

Thank you for your continuous support of HRBMP!

Lisa Godley
HRBMP President