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Sununu Names Diversity, Inclusion Council Members

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Governor Chris Sununu has announced the members of a new advisory council on diversity and inclusion.


The council includes representatives of state agencies, the university system, the ACLU, law enforcement, and others.


The group will be chaired by Rogers Johnson of the NAACP.


Sununu announced the creation of the council in December, following several high profile incidents of racial bias around the state.


The council's first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 8.

The full list of membership is below.

Chair, Rogers Johnson, Stratham (President of Seacoast NAACP)

Commissioner John Barthelmes, Hopkinton (Commissioner of Department of Safety)

Devon Chaffee, Henniker (Representative from the New Hampshire ACLU)

Commissioner Frank Edelblut, Wilton (Commissioner of Department of Education)

Sharon Harris, Exeter (Community College System of New Hampshire designee)

Elizabeth Lahey, Concord (Attorney General designee)

James Maggiore, North Hampton (Representative from the New Hampshire Municipal Association)

Dr. Salman Malik, Londonderry

Commissioner Ken Merrifield, Franklin (Commissioner of Labor)

Commissioner Jeff Meyers, Concord (Commissioner of Health and Human Services)

Dottie Morris, Keene (University System of New Hampshire designee)

Pawn Nitichan, Dover

Marianne Rechy, Sanbornville (Commissioner of Department of Administrative Services)

Sherriff Eliezer Rivera, Keene (Representative from New Hampshire Sheriffs Association)

Andrew Smith, Nashua

Allyson Ryder, North Hampton

Chief Douglas Wyman, Moultonborough (Representative from New Hampshire Police Chiefs Association)


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