Mayor Ralph Becker’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights Coordinator Yolanda Francisco-Nez has been appointed to the Utah Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Francisco-Nez joins fellow Mayors Office employee Joanne Milner on the committee. Milner currently serves as the chair of the Utah Advisory Committee and works as the Education Partnership Coordinator for Mayor Becker.
“Being able to serve on this particular commission is quite an honor,” said Francisco-Nez. “I feel fortunate to serve with esteemed colleagues across the country who are invested in domestic human and civil rights efforts. Being a part of Mayor Becker’s team in city government continues to allow us to initiate a stronger collaboration with the U.S. government.”
Utah Advisory Committee members are appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The primary role of the committee is to assist the commission with information and resource gathering, fact finding and investigation in the field of civil rights. Committee appointees serve on a volunteer basis for a period of two years. Appointees come from a variety of diverse professional backgrounds with particular expertise in local and state civil rights affairs.