Richard Wilson, JD
Advisor on the Nominations and Elections Committee, Richard M. Wilson, JD, an Attorney-at-Law, Tax Enforcement & Litigation Attorney, and Community Activist, was born in Brooklyn to parents hailing from Jamaica. He is a practicing Senior Attorney in the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, having served as the Tax and Finance Section Chief responsible for the District’s public finance and in-court real property, franchise, sales, and individual income tax law enforcement programs. He is also a former United States Department of Justice Tax Litigation Attorney.
Mr. Wilson, a Lifetime JNA member, served as President of JNA where he presided over an executive team who ushered the then-new millennium with historically stable activities including the Family Fun Day, Jamaican Independence & Emancipation Days, and National Heroes Day celebrations – as well as with frequent guest speakers and panelists community affairs presentations, traditional dance, musical and graphic artist showcases, and a command performance at the US Navy Memorial Complex of Jamaica’s own ASHEE Performers.
Mr. Wilson’s commitment to community is reflected in the various Boards of Directors and Advisory Councils on which he has served. These include the Washington Area United Way, Greater Washington Urban League, National Children’s Center, Bachelor-Benedict Club Community Foundation, Washington Bar Association, and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity Foundation.
Mr. Wilson has given his parents Thelma and Clarence Wilson, who hailed from Harewood and Kingston, respectively to pioneer in the United States during the 1920‘s, four (4) grandchildren and, to-date, ten (10) great-grandchildren.