The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) has sent a congratulatory note to officials of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) congratulating them on their recent elections victory of Board of Directors held on February 5, 2023 across the State.
“ULAA congratulates all winners of the recent elections and we wish everyone well in the discharge of their respective duties,” ULAA National Vice President, Hon. Minerva Grant said over the weekend. “Our leadership will continue to work with the leadership structure aimed at bringing the much-needed development to the community.”
Established in 1973 and incorporated in 1979, (OLM) is a community-based 501C (3) non-profit organization that caters to the needs of over 25,000 Liberians in Minnesota. Its mission is to provide social services to immigrants and refugees in the areas of education, housing, health, employment, and other social initiatives.
Run by an Executive Director whose appointment originates from the Board of Directors, those elected to the Board include Miss Edwina T. Willie, Mr. Jackson George, Mr. Erasmus Williams, Mr. Sizi Goyah, Cora N. Sneh, The elected officials have a tenure of two years.
ULAA Vice President said the election of a new board, speaks about the growing development and progress being made in leadership among Liberians. “This election demonstrates the level of advancement being made in the Liberian Community in Minnesota,” she intoned. “Growing from a small Liberian organization years ago, OLM has now become a beacon of hope for thousands of Liberians across the mid-west, something we all must be proud of.”
She pledged ULAA’s unflinching support to the group and called on all Liberians to join hands in moving the organization and Liberian community forward. For years running, OLM continues to advocate and serve as a catalyst for issues affecting Liberians through education, culture, language, and traditions.
The organization works with state, local, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, the media, and civil society. A few years ago, OLM in collaboration with the Sister City Committee, Booker Washington Institute (BWI) alumina association, Margibi County Association, the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, donated a fire truck to Liberia, as well as training for Liberia fire service officials among others.
ULAA Communications Department