PRESIDENT - Henry D. Allen Jr.
Henry served 24 years in the United States Army. He further served his community through the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO), first as a security technician, and then deputy sheriff. He retired from the EPSO in 2011.
In 2007, President Allen was appointed Director of Security with Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, and in 2008 he was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of the Senior Pastor, Cleveland A. Thompson.
A longtime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Henry became very active in 1998, first serving as Chairman of the Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committee and then Chairman of Legal Redress for the local branch and the State Conference, which consists of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
In 2013, he was elected as president of the Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP, and served in that position until February 2016. In 2014, he represented the Colorado Springs branch of the NAACP by attending the funeral service of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Continuing to represent his community, in 2015, Henry attended President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union Address, as a guest of Senator Michael Bennett.
In February 2016, after consulting with numerous members of the Colorado Springs NAACP who served under his tenure, as well as various members of the community and members of local, state and national government, and after much consideration and prayer, Henry decided to establish a local branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He states, “I am not convinced that this community will have an active, viable, credible, committed civil rights organization. And therefore, thousands of people in our community will not have a voice. I believe the SCLC can be that voice.”
Henry D. Allen, Jr. was born in Osceola, Arkansas. He and his wife, the Reverend Dr. Caron Allen have a blended family of seven adult children, twenty-one grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Board of Directors
President: Mr. Henry Allen Jr.
Asst. Secretary: Raymond Glasco Jr
Treasurer: Director Leroy Howard
Executive Assistant to the President: Mrs. Kimberly Barré
Parliamentarian: Director George Reed
Office Manager: Ms. Janice Holloway
Armed Services: Director Leroy Howard
Communications/Press: Director Michael Schlierf
Community Empowerment: Director Brenda King
Criminal Justice: Director Henry D. Allen Jr. (acting)
Economic Development: Vacant
Education/Youth: Director Mildred Galbreath
Health and Wellness: Director William "Jai" Jackson
Historian: Director Richard Eleuterio
Community Housing: Director Gerry Grotkier
Political Action: Director Bob Null
Religious Affairs: Director Caron M. Allen
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