A. Philip Randolph Institute


After 13 years as Founder and President of the Tacoma APRI Chapter, LiUNA African American Caucus Vice President Grover Johnson steps down.


Brother Grover Johnson was the first President of the APRI - Tacoma Chapter (2003 - 2016)

His vision, energy and inspirational leadership sparked the creation of this local chapter and grew it into what it is today. During his time at the helm he led these initiatives:

  • Established a youth chapter and summer school program

  • Served as a mentor, positive role model and inspiration for their summer school students

  • Provided the youth with information on pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities

  • Launched their annual awards banquet

  • Began the chapter's Annual Pastor's Breakfast

  • Started the chapter's participation in Ethnic Fest, voter registration and African American Legislative Day in Olympia

  • Tirelessly fundraised and promoted the chapter to labor, faith and community groups

Well done brother Grover. As always .... you make us proud!