Ricketts names African American Affairs commission members

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FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts, with first lady Susanne Shore behind him, acknowledges veterans sitting in the visitor’s balcony during his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb. Gov. Ricketts and first lady Susanne Shore have gone into quarantine after both were exposed to a person with the coronavirus, the governor’s spokesman announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has named 14 members to the state’s newly created Commission on African American Affairs.

The commission was created through a state law passed in last year’s legislative session. Members will serve four-year terms.

The commission will coordinate programs related to Nebraska’s African American community related to housing, education, welfare, employment and other issues.

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