The Baltimore Association of Black Journalists hosted our second annual BABJ State of the Union #BABJsotu meeting January 28, 2017 at Baltimore Clayworks.

About 15 people participated in the planning meeting focused on plans for 2017 organizational calendar.

Coming into 2017, BABJ had 80 members on our roster. The membership is comprised of student and professionals.

Board members include:

Executive Board positions for 2016-2018 remain the same. Positions:

Vice President of Broadcasting – Carla Wills

Vice President of Print – Andrea McDaniels

Vice President of Media Related Professionals – Maria Morales

Secretary – Talisha Dunn-Square

Treasurer – Shantee’ Woodards

Parliamentarian – still vacant

Student Representative – Vance Brinkley

Additional board members include:

Membership – Dave Steele

Mentor Program – Maria Pitts-Roberts

Operation Reclaim BOOMERS – Jannette Witmyer

Members also brainstormed ways to improve BABJ communications, branding and board training.