COMMISSIONER EVANS REAPPOINTED TO ADVISE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

COMMISSIONER EVANS REAPPOINTED TO ADVISE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

District 4 County Commissioner D. Kent Evans has been reappointed to the New Mexico Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Evans recently completed a two-year term on the New Mexico committee, which is one of 51 state advisory committees -- one for each state and the District of Columbia. Each is composed of citizens familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The members serve without compensation and assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions.

Individual members of the committees are recommended by the regional director of their area, approved by the staff director, and voted upon at a regular meeting of the full commission. Their term of office is two years, but they can be reappointed, as in the case of Evans.

The New Mexico committee is part of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, based in Denver.