Walter Campbell

Walter is one of six born in South Carolina to the late Giles and Pauline New Campbell where he attended primary and secondary school. His post secondary training was received at New York City Community College and from Brooklyn College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

Walter married his High School sweetheart Eunice Brown and they are the parents of three children, Kevin, Yma and *George who they believe are their greatest accomplishments. They also have eight grandchildren who continuous fill their heart with joy. Walter was very successful in establishing, The George K. Campbell Scholarship Organization in 2007 to perpetuate the memory of his son George. Walter’s recent success and feedback from the community made it possible for him to launch the “Annual Friends for Life” Luncheon which began in October of 2007. Walter is very involved in the strategic planning and fundraiser activities that surrounds this special event which is one that he holds dear to his heart. His tireless efforts are what contributed to the first year’s success and the success of many years to come.

Walter’s dedication to work has made him a valuable employee of long tenure to both the New York Telephone Company and the Consolidated Edison Company of New York. He joined Brooklyn Community Board #5 in 1980 as its District Manager. As administrator, he directs the operations of the office and is the Board’s chief executive officer. His primary obligation is to serve at the pleasure of the Community Board. This position affords him the opportunity to know and work with elected officials on all levels of government, community leaders and many residents while disseminates information to the District’s constituency. After thirty-five years, he retired on January 29, 2016.

Walter and his family moved to the Brownville section of Brooklyn in the late 1960’s and have been there ever since.

His deep commitment to his Church, community and fellow citizen has afforded him the honor of serving on numerous Boards and Civic Associations; among these is the Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center Advisory Board where he serves as Vice President. He has served on the Gorman Houses Board of Directors for more than 30 years and is currently the President of the Board and in charge of Maintenance and Security. Former President of Congressman Towns’ Men’s Caucus Organization, President of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy Board of Directors, member and former President of North Brooklyn YMCA only to mention a few.

He is the recipient of many awards and citations. He is a Catechist, Eucharistic Minister, Head Usher member of the Parish Council and Finance Committee at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church where he and his family have been worshiping for more than forty years.

The motivation that has sustained him for five decades that he has been a resident of this great City has been to make an individual effort to make this City and his community one that reflects the dignity of its citizens and the humanness of his personal charge.

Walter has an impeachable record in regard to his leadership abilities with young people and adults. He has continually demonstrated to young people the importance of hard work, determination and the overall desire to achieve one’s goals in life.

Walter and his wife Eunice are the Founders of “The George K. Campbell Scholarship Organization.” The organization raises money to ensure that Catholic elementary school children get a catholic education.