Notice: Effective August 22, 2023, Victoria is on a Leave of absence from her position as President of the Des Moines Branch. Please direct any questions for the acting president to email@example.com
You can keep up with Victoria while she is on leave here: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaHWeber/
Victoria Henderson Weber
Victoria is a passionate community leader and civic engagement enthusiast hailing from Des Moines. She is a graduate of North High School and an alumna of Morris Brown College and DeVry University, graduating with Honors with a Degree in Accounting and extensive coursework in data analysis, law and legal research.
After leaving the corporate world, Victoria felt called to utilize her expertise to assist smaller organizations and help them make data-driven decisions and strategic improvements. Currently she is making an impact in public transportation, helping to address Iowa's workforce transportation challenges.
Victoria's passion for community building and social justice began during her youth when she became an active member of YWPC, a youth group associated with Des Moines Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI). This experience also ignited her passion for empowering youth.
Following in the footsteps of her hometown hero, Mrs. Sue Brown, one of the founding members of the NAACP Des Moines branch and the city's first NAACP Youth Chapter, Victoria served as the Advisor of the Des Moines NAACP Youth Council from 2015 to 2020. Her dedication led to her election as the Region IV Adult Representative on the National Youth Works Committee of the NAACP. Additionally, she was appointed State Advisor to the Iowa-Nebraska State Conference of the NAACP and worked alongside of youth members to establish the West Des Moines NAACP Youth Council and Drake University College Chapter.
Over the years, Victoria has played a crucial role in nurturing youth leaders and providing administrative support to the NAACP. Her relentless efforts and dedication to the cause led to her election as President of the Des Moines Branch in November 2019 and re-election in December 2022.
Beyond her work with the NAACP, Victoria is actively involved in foster care advocacy, a dedicated genealogist, and a Prince Hall masonic historian. As a member Prince Hall Affiliated Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Imperial Court AEAONMS-PHA, the Tawasi Federated Women's Club, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and co-founder of the Des Moines chapter of the National African American Gun Association she continues to contribute significantly to her community.
Her dedication to developing future leaders and creating a more civically engaged society is evident in her role as the former Chapter Director of the Des Moines New Leaders Council and is further demonstrated through her involvement with the League of Women Voters Metropolitan Des Moines, where she serves on the board.
Victoria's accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. She received recognition as an Unsung Shero by the Des Moines Chapter of the Links, Inc. in 2020 and the prestigious Trailblazer Award from the National Action Network in 2023, honoring her unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions to the people of Iowa. In 2023, Victoria was also honored by the Richard & Linda Harrell Scholarship Foundation for her Support and Service to African American fost care youth in Iowa.