LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has made 70 appointments to a new commission aimed at reducing systemic racism.
The Commission for Racial Justice & Equality has five subcommittees that will begin meeting next week.
Gorton appointed two co-chairs, Roszalyn Akins and Dr. Gerald Smith, who helped decide the topics it will focus on and choose the members.
Gorton has given the group a 60-day deadline to make its recommendations.
“I understand change won’t happen overnight, but I am determined to make many improvements quickly, and to continue to make immediate changes as opportunities present themselves," Gorton said in a statement Wednesday.
The group's subcommittees are Racial Equity; Education & Economic Opportunity; Health Disparities; Law Enforcement, Justice and Accountability and Housing & Gentrification.
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