Commissioner: Immanuel Jarvis
Immanuel Jarvis and his family have lived in Durham for over 19 years. Since his arrival, he has served continuously in improving the lives of the citizens through acts of service to young people, servant leadership in the political arena, and innovations that inspire African Americans. He began by serving in youth ministry and coaching youth sports. In 2009, He took the helm of a local, privately held +/- 750 member athletic association and built it within two years to increase its revenue, offer more sport offerings, enhance the facility, and promoted character development through sports as its theme in East Durham. Mr. Jarvis was then introduced to the Durham Co. GOP and worked along other leaders to form the Black Republican Committee for the Durham GOP. He was given the title of Vice Chair and worked to display authentic Conservatism in the black community through food drives, coat drives, back-to-school drives, and creating forums where political diversity could be offered with decorum and mutual respect. Immanuel Jarvis had a successful run for leadership and became Chairman of the Durham GOP in March of 2015. He became the second African American to hold this position. Since that election, his focus has been solely on ‘demonstrating Conservatism in action’.
In addition, Mr. Jarvis is the Vice President of The Redd & Jarvis Group, Inc. The Redd & Jarvis Group is a residential real estate investment firm that focuses on distressed properties in the Raleigh-Durham area to revitalize the area communities, offer discounted opportunities for first-time home buyers, and give families safe and desirable housing. Mr. Jarvis is also the principal and a farmer at Jireh Family Farm, LLC, a family operation that produces eggs, seasonal vegetables, chicken and pork meat on their four acre homestead.
Mr. Jarvis also supports the community by serving as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Martin Luther King Jr. Commission which provides state sponsored grants and partners with NC HBCU’s to facilitate the vision of Dr. King. Mr. Jarvis also serves as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Human Relations Commission which advocates and promotes equality of opportunity in housing, employment, accommodations, education, justice and other government services.