My name is LaHoma and I am running to be your District 6 representative on the Granville County Board of Commissioners. Although I have never run for office before, I have always served my community and my country.
I was born in Durham, N.C. My husband and I moved to Granville county in 1991 and we raised our two children here. I have loved living out in the country, just outside the Creedmoor city limit. Over the years, I have been very involved in many community organizations including serving more than 15 years as the leader of my Girl Scouts troop. I am so proud of these girls who have gone on to become outstanding young women.
Husband Tim, LaHoma, and
children, Rozalia & Moses
Our son was an athlete so we were the typical SGAA basketball, baseball and soccer parents, putting a lot of miles on our van traveling to every type of field and court facility within a 100 mile radius. We definitely had a ball :)
We actively supported the South Granville Exchange Club's annual "Spring Fling" event back in the 90s. It was such a wonderful time to bring the community together.
I played as a member of the 2005 & 2007 Granville county "Healthy Hoopsters" basketball team when we took on the famous Harlem Ambassadors in a community effort to promote drug-free schools. Our team lost of course, but we gave it our all!
My husband and I joined the United States Peace Corps where we worked many years teaching farmers new agricultural techniques and public health workers to practice health education. More recently, I served at the Country Director for the U.S. government's 3rd largest Peace Corps program in sub-Saharan Africa.
Swearing-in Ceremony of the new Peace Corps Volunteers in Cameroon, Central West Africa in 2012
Recently, I have served on the following boards in the county:
Granville County Human Relations Commission (and was recognized for service to youth in the community).
Granville/Vance District Board of Health
Founding member of the League of Women Voters of Granville county (2013- present)
Chair of the Granville County Democratic party (2017- present).
Outside of the county, I am a member of several international, national, state, and local boards which promote women's health, youth transitional housing and employment and training future health professionals. I attended my father’s church In Oxford, NC until his retirement from the ministry and now worship regularly with my husband.
One of the hardest things I have ever done was to go back to school to finish my PhD with two small children, but I was blessed with a very supportive husband and family who got me through those long 5 years.
These days I can be found back in the classroom, and giving lectures across the country.
I am an Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University and I have an Adjunct Associate Professor faculty appointment at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. I work with those students who are interested in pursuing careers in the Health professions. I also have an active cancer prevention research portfolio.
For more information about my background, please check out these websites: