Metrolina Native American Association is governed by a seven (7) member Board of Directors compromised of at least six Native Americans and one non Native American living in the MNAA service area. Board members serve a 3 year volunteer term. Read below to learn more about our current Directors who volunteer their time to improve and grow MNAA.
Rebecca Jones LaClaire, Director
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Walter David Baucom 3rd(WD) is a Charlotte native and has been an active member of MNAA since the 1980's. He has served as a board member for the North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative(NCIEDI), a committee member of the Charlotte Business Advisory committee and currently serves as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, as well as a committee member of the Charlotte Business Inclusion committee. Walter developed a passion for helping the Native American population in Charlotte and its surrounding counties at a young age. His desire to help those in need goes beyond his profession. Walter is the Senior Vice President for MAL Entertainment, President, and CEO of Baucom Group & Associates(An unlimited license General Contracting firm), Co-Owner of A-1 glass and C0-Owner of Tobacco Tags a firm that owns several rental properties both residential and commercial. He is an active member and volunteer of Mint Hill Athletic Association(MHAA) where both his daughters play sports. Walter was a head coach for an Adult softball team that played in the Charlotte Park and Rec league for over 18 years. He is an avid motorcycle rider that has carried him on trips from coast to coast and border to border. He looks forward to serving as the Vice Chair of Metrolina Native American Association and hopes the Coalition’s efforts will make a permanent and positive impact on the lives of the Native American people in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.