A New Era of Hope and Change for a United Liberia

Liberian Independence Day Gala and Inaugural Ceremony
Dr. Thomas Tweh - President; Congressmember Karen Bass; Jartu McConnell James - Vice President
Event Venue - Hilton at LAX
First class event & convenient location – Hilton Hotel near Los Angeles Airport
Event Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel
Event Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel
MC Interviews Congressmember
Master of Ceremonies, Felicia McJerry interviews Congressmember Karen Bass at the Liberian 170th Independence Day Celebrations
Congressmember Karen Bass
Keynote Speaker for the July 29th Independence Day Event
Featured Artists
Friday the Cell Phone Man & Jaway
Kat Lincoln
Liberian-American Performer
Jaway Liberian American Musician and performer
Our very own Liberian DJ
LACOSC Executive team
LACOSC Executive team members: Thomas Tweh - President; Jartu M. James - Vice President; ElsinYangbe - Secretary; Francis J. Nyaforh Treasurer; Jackie Batti Cooper - Chaplain

Liberia’s 171st Independence Day Celebrations Activities

LACOSC Community Events

Other Liberian Community Events

171st Independence Day Gala Guest Speaker

Mayor Wilmot J. Collins

Wilmot Collins was born, raised and partly educated in Liberia, West Africa.  Wilmot, a former refugee, arrived in the United States in 1994 and now resides in Helena with his wife, who’s a registered nurse at VA Montana and also an Army Reservist.  Their daughter is Active Duty Navy, and their son is a senior at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Presently, Wilmot is a Child Protection Specialist with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Montana, Helena College, and a U. S. Navy Reservist.  Prior to working with MT DPHHS, Wilmot worked at VA Montana for many years as an Administrative Officer for Facility Management and also as a Public Affairs Specialist and Minority Veterans Program Coordinator.  Wilmot is very active on several boards: United Way of Lewis and Clark Area, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance.  Wilmot holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.


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