2015 NAACP Convention Will Be in Philly

The Philly Tribune reports:

Philadelphia has been chosen as the host city for the NAACP’s national convention in 2015, beating out St. Louis and Milwaukee for the competitive bid.

Jerry Mondesire, president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia branch, on Friday confirmed that the Commonplace Committee of the National Board had voted to approve the City of Brotherly Love as the convention city for its marquee event, while praising a Philadelphia Convention Center and Visitors Bureau delegation that traveled to Orlando to make their pitch for Philadelphia.

“I think that’s what carried the day,” Mondesire said. “I’m excited. This puts Philadelphia in front of the world one year before the next presidential election. The delegates will have a great time, like they did 11 years ago.”

Philly last hosted the convention in 2004.