National Association of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councillors

Welcome to the National Association of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councillors.

The National Association of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councillors (NABAEMC) is a Cross-Party-Association for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Local Councillors throughout the United Kingdom.

The organisation was founded in 1996, and is currently chaired by Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye of the London Borough of Lewisham. The organisation promotes the advancement and promotion of Councillors in public life, and is an effective support and networking organisation.

The Association functions through its Executive Committee which meets at least six times a year. The all-member Annual General Meeting is generally held in May following the Local Government Elections. We aim to have more than one all-member meeting per year.

The Association aims to support Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority councillors by:

  • Provide a focus for cross party representation of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councillors and their communities within local government.
  • Act as a representative for these communities by influencing local authority associations and central government.
  • Act in leadership for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities through representation in local government.
  • Provide a forum for networking and exchange of information to promote race equality and share good practice within local government.
  • Provide training, organise seminars and conferences for the benefit of the Association.
  • Encourage greater partnership working with Black. Asian and Ethnic Minority communities, including voluntary sector organisation and the private sector.
  • Establish and update databases on contact numbers of all Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority councillors in the country.
  • Provide regional support networks for councillors to work together in neighbouring authorities.
  • Campaign to safeguard and further the interests of the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities in civic and public life.
  • Encourage more Black, Asian and Ethnic minorities to become Councillors and to be involved in the democratic process.
  • Represent and advocate for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities to funding agencies for resources to support community and Council initiatives.

Membership is opened to all Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority councillors in the United Kingdom according to the provision of the Constitution.

For questions or queries please contact NABAEMC Secretary Cllr Brenda Dacres at admin@NABAEMC.org.uk

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National Association of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Councillors