Linda Brown-Robinson was born in New York City and raised a proud New Yorker in Mt. Vernon before relocating to upstate New York in 1968. There, her activism first took hold.
Ms. Brown-Robinson is an active and hands-on member of a number of local boards, organizations and commissions, including CNY N.O.W. (National Organization for Women), Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse, Onondaga County Aging Services Advisory Board, Onondaga Elders, Inc., and many InterFaith Works’ sub-committees.
Since November 2016, Ms. Brown-Robinson has served as president of the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP, the local chapter of the national civil rights organization. During her administration, she has introduced a number of “firsts” for the branch, creating the first annual State of the Community address and 90-Day Vision Plan, as well as a long-term succession roadmap for moving the branch forward. She is also an entrepreneur who owns her own event planning business, “In The EVENT Of...”
Over the years, Ms. Brown-Robinson has received numerous awards for her commitment to community service. Most recently, she was presented with a proclamation award from NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for her community service. The CNY Girl Scout Council presented Ms. Brown-Robinson with an appreciation of service award and made her a lifetime Girl Scout. In addition, she has received numerous NAACP local, state, and national awards and commendations.
Ms. Brown-Robinson likes to spend her free time shopping with her lady friends. But her greatest passion is traveling with her husband (with many side trips to Florida to visit their adult children, grandkids, and the pride of the family, great-grandchild little JoJo). She has traveled both domestically and abroad, to 47 of the 50 states and five of the seven continents.