Nathaniel Green: Our very first president helped get people out to vote.
Robert Hall: Pushed for more minority hiring in the city and local governments. He always made sure Martin County was represented at all required meetings. Mr. Hall served many years of outstanding and dedicated service to Martin County.
Marlon Brown: Was determined to bring the organization to a higher level by forging relations with the Stuart-Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Development Board of Martin County, and the Martin County Healthy Start program.
David Hall: Brought a young, active spirit to the Martin County branch.
Rosalind Hall: Was elected just before the killing of a 32-year old black man who was shot seven times by a police officer. A mass meeting was called by the NAACP at St. Paul’s AME church to begin organizing against police brutality. So, the rallies began, protesting civil rights violations.
Arnold Stanberry: Brought together many other community groups. He was the brainchild of Miracle on 10th Street, an organization that gives Christmas toys and other gifts to underprivileged children. Before this brilliant idea was put into action, he passed away suddenly on February 7, 2007.
Darryl Speaks: Was very active in the community.
Jerry Gore: His first job was to bring the NAACP back to financial compliance with the state and national NAACP offices before he could begin to move the Martin County chapter forward and to get recognized as a local organization. Also, as a pastor at Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Stuart, he revitalized the branch and immediately started working on memberships. He followed President Stanberry’s dream of helping underprivileged children and made a success of it.
Jimmy Smith Sr.: His first task was to find a home for the Martin County Branch of the NAACP. He was able to secure a place through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Willie Gary. On December 7, 2017, the Martin County Branch (#5085) opened its doors on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The building has been used for various groups, programs, and events. Through his continual outreach efforts, President Smith has elevated the visibility and relationships of the unit with local political figures of both parties, law enforcement agencies, and other vital non-profits serving our community.
First and foremost, his focus is on increasing membership… “the lifeblood of the organization.” Under his direction, the unit has an active membership committee which also supports a mail-out community calendar, reaching almost 500 people.