Brooklyn Center, MN- The Executive Director of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, OLM, is calling on Liberians residing in the state to get involve with uplifting the organization.
Mamadee Bagali Sesay in a recent statement told Bamba 1 News that his success as Executive Director to manage the affairs of OLM to a higher standard depends on the involvement of the community.
He said, without the support of the community, OLM is set to fail. Prior to beginning his volunteer service with OLM, Mr. Sesay is believed to have extended invitations to community organization heads, encouraging them to contribute to activities of the single largest Liberian organization within the State of Minnesota.
According to a report, those who received his call did not turn down the invitation. One of the invitees, George Taylor, stated publicly that “This is the first time for me to receive a call from an OLM official to attend a meeting.” He suggested that OLM collects its meeting dues from local Liberian organizations instead of individuals.
In a rather energized manner, Mr. Taylor also outlined rebranding the non-profit organization. He said setting up a new platform for OLM will ease some of the challenges it continues to face.
George Taylor and few others applauded the newly appointed Executive Director for reaching out to them. They pointed out Mr. Sesay’s demeanor during a presentation at OLM’s Headquarter as ideal of a transformational leader who has the organization and its members at heart.
Mr. Sesay’s experience in non-profit management was quizzed by what many considered a very resourceful PowerPoint presentation at the meeting. His presentation won another applauds from the audience, especially when he said “Engaging the community will be my first priority.” In the presentation, he outlined the prospect of OLM; this was very satisfactory to the listening audience.
Momo Dudu who came from Otsego, Minnesota to form a part of the meeting, called on the Board of Directors of OLM to “Take a step back and let the Executive Director do his job.” He told the Board of Directors of OLM that this is one way the office will be successful.