Zeta Soror Named Commissioner of the Year in Virginia
Ramunda Lark Young is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and an alum of Langston University. She was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission in Prince William County Virginia. She was recently named Commissioner of the Year for her efforts by the Virginia Association on Human Rights (VAHR). Annually, VAHR solicits nominations from its seven member human rights organizations from around the state for the prestigious awards of Commission of the Year and Staff Member of the Year.
Ms. Young was recognized for her work with the and Virginia Leadership Institute in working with local government to proactively place vacancies of local boards, commissions and committees (BCCs) more prominently throughout the county. This would allow all citizens to be aware of vacancies and in turn apply as a result of the more concerted effort. The goal is to foster more inclusiveness from diverse communities on the BCCs and reflect a broader representation of the county.
Young serves as the Chair of the Marketing and Publicity team, and has worked with the county’s communications department on various promotion efforts, press releases and media coverage of commission activities. Additionally, she spearheaded the outreach efforts along with the EEOC Washington Field Office and other Northern Virginia Human Rights Commission in organizing and staffing an initiative held at Todos Market, which successfully distributed information to over 200 people in the Woodbridge area. Her efforts also include participating in events focused on the Hispanic community such as outreach at local medical clinics along with the El Salvadorian consulate and other local civic organizations. Young was appointed by Supervisor John Jenkins and represents the Neabsco district.