Governor Crist Appoints Lizzette Gamero to the Florida Commission on Human Relations

Governor Charlie Crist has appointed Lizzette Gamero of Palm Beach as a Commissioner of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). Upon Senate approval, Ms. Gamero will serve a term expiring September 30, 2010.

We are so pleased to welcome Lizzette Gamero to the Commission,” said Derick Daniel, Executive Director of the Commission. “Her experience and passion will play an instrumental role in our efforts to improve the state of Florida for all who live and work here.”

Lizzette Gamero is currently on the board of the Palm Beach County Disaster Recovery Coalition. She has dedicated the last fifteen years to the people of Florida through community outreach and education, including providing disaster recovery assistance to survivors of hurricanes Rita, Wilma, Katrina and delivering presentations on environmental education, sexual education and disaster preparedness. Currently, Gamero works as the Planning and Preparedness Coordinator for the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Commission consists of 12 commissioners of various racial, religious, ethnic, social, economic, political and professional groups within the state, all appointed to four-year terms by the Governor subject to Senate approval.

The Florida Commission on Human Relations, established in 1969, is the state agency charged with enforcing the Florida Civil Rights Act and Fair Housing Act. Fair treatment, equal access and mutual respect are the benchmarks of the Commission’s commitment. Through education, outreach and partnerships, the Commission works to prevent discrimination through teaching best practices and fostering cultural understanding in communities statewide.

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