The Honorable Carlos J. Clanton
Carlos J. Clanton is the current president of the National Urban League Young Professionals and was recently elected to a four-year term to the Norfolk City School Board representing Ward 3. He previously served as the policies & procedures chair of the National Urban League Young Professionals (2013-2015) after serving a nearly 3-year term as the chapter president of the nationally award-winning Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals.
With over 19 years of experience serving as a volunteer, and on staff, for non-profits, he has served as a leader in several organizations including the Norfolk Education Foundation, where he served as the Executive Director and the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP). In October 2017, he was appointed to serve as a member of the newly formed Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
He has been honored with the Humanitarian Award, making him the youngest individual to receive this award at the time and, in 2015 he was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Alpha Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He strongly believes that as a leader within the movement you have to lead with personal experience, demonstrate dedication through service and always remember success through teamwork.