Tyrus Ballard Takes Over Southern Burlington County NAACP


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MARLTONTyrus Ballard, a field representative and community advocate for U.S. Rep. Any Kim, has been selected president of the Southern Burlington County branch of the NAACP.

Ballard, who has served as vice president and political action chair of the organization, takes over for Marcus Sibley, who is involved at the state level of the NAACP involving environmental justice issues. Ballard was honored in the initial Class of 2022 in Front Runner New Jersey’s 30 Under 35 Top Young African American Leaders of South Jersey.

“Ballard is frequently invited to be a panelist, speaker, and organizer for social justice events. He is a three-time NAACP Freedom Fund Award recipient and was named Democrat of the Week by the New Jersey Young Democrats in June 2020. He has collaborated with the SJYD-BC to organize networking events for local activists and leaders,” said his 30 Under 35 entry.

He has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Penn State University and plans to continue his work in the nonprofit and public sector.

Ballard was inducted into office in January along with Jasmine Hardy, vice president; Shelja Touri, secretary; Phaedra Staton, treasurer; and Sibley as the organization’s environment and climate justice chair.

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