Community Resources


Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the World are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

The local Chapter of the NAACP, Doña Ana County Chapter #6102,  AFSCME Union Hall, Downtown Mall, Lot #10.

Should you have any questions, please call local chapter President, Krystal R. McNutt,

The state President can be reached at:

President: Sam Bone Jr.
P.O. Box 6293
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Office of African American Affairs

The New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs was enacted by the 44th New Mexico State Legislature in 1999 under House Bill 909 and established by Executive Order under the administration of Governor Gary Johnson and continues to serve under the present administration of Governor Susana Martinez.


Yvette Kaufman-Bell, Executive Director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs. Director Kaufman-Bell is a native of Clovis, NM.

The New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs is committed to the following guiding principles which lead the decision making process of our Executive Advisory Committee and staff:

  • Accessibility and inclusion of programs and services,
  • Achievement of outcomes consistent with mission and values,
  • Ethical and transparent decision making,
  • Assurance of fiscally sound practices,
  • Promotion of community responsibility and service,
  • Continued assessment of community needs (responding with collaborative initiatives where appropriate).

The office can be reached at (866) 747-6935.

1015 Tijeras NW Albuquerque, NM 87102