Saturday, June 12, 2010

Congratulations to Gaylene Kanoyton

Congratulations to Gaylene Kanoyton on her election as 1st Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Gaylene (on the right in this picture) has a long record of service to the DPVA.
For the past 5 years Gaylene Kanoyton has served on the Hampton Democratic Committee executive board as vice chair, acting Chair and Chair. Gaylene 1st got invovled with HDC in the early 90's and reconnected in 2000. While being involved on the local level, she has also been heavily involved with the State Party and in the community. Gaylene currently sits on the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Committee, the Executive Board of the Women's Caucus, The Black Caucus, DPVA's Outreach Committee and serves on DPVA's Strategy Committee.

Gaylene has over 20 years in Sales and Marketing and currently serve as a Advertising Executive.

She is full of Innovative Outreach ideas and has moved the Hampton Democratic Committee to another level.

B.A. degree- Political Science- Hampton University
2004 graduate- Civic Leadership Institute

Boards and Commissions:

1st Vice Chair- Hampton NAACP
President, Hampton Watch (A Citizens Awareness Group)
Executive Board- Urban League
Council of the Status of Women- Appointed by Gov. Kaine
Boardmember- Chesapeake Bay Academy


2006 - Zeta Phi Beta - Finer Woman Community Award
2007 - Sister to Sister Community service award
2008 - YWCA -Women of Distinction
2008 - Alpha Phi Alpha - Community Service Award
2010 - YH Thomas Youth Athletic Assoc.- Community Service Award
2010 - NANBPWC Community Service Award
2010 - City of Hampton- Citizens Unity Commission Award
I'm looking forward to seeing where Gaylene helps to take the party this year.

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