The NFPW Board met in Birmingham in March, 2014, for its spring meeting. During their visit, past AMP president Elaine Miller, in an effort to make Birmingham the city for the NFPW National Conference in 2017, highlighted the amenities and attractions the city has to offer.
"This was a grand opportunity to network with NFPW members from across the USA," Elaine said. They came in from Nebraska, Idaho, Virginia and the Washington D.C. area, Illinois, South Carolina, Kansas, and other areas. She encouraged incoming AMP officers to meet with the national officers as well as headquarters staff to support the effort.
Elaine was the visionary and driving force behind the effort to land the conference in Birmingham and she worked long hours planning the agenda for the national board members.
The board members visited Vulcan Park, The Civil Rights Museum, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the 16th Street Baptist Church and other destinations.
The NFPW should make a decision in coming months on where the conference will be held.