Governor Crist Reappoints Gayle Cannon to the Florida Commission on Human Relations

Governor Charlie Crist has reappointed Gayle Cannon of Lake City as a Commissioner of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). Upon Senate approval, Cannon will serve a term expiring September 30, 2012.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue our work with Commissioner Cannon,” said Derick Daniel, Executive Director of the Commission. “Her proven dedication and commitment to human relations and civil rights will continue to provide us with a valuable perspective to integrate into our agency. I look forward to working with her to improve the quality of life for the people of Florida.”

Commissioner Cannon has worked for the Brevard County Commission on the Status of Women and the National Association of Commissions of Women League of Women Voters. She is also an advocate for children and is involved with the Guardian Ad Litem program.

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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