HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Pennsylvania's more than 1.4 million African American citizens, Governor Tom Corbett today named distinguished community leaders to serve on the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.
"The history of African Americans in Pennsylvania reflects a diverse and unique blend of cultural, social and economic influences which have had and continue to have a beneficial impact on life in the commonwealth," Corbett said.
The commission advises and makes recommendations to the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the African American community. It works to articulate and address the unique needs and issues of concerns of the African American community.
The following individuals have been named as commission members:
Otto Banks, Dauphin County
Wayne Barnett, Philadelphia County
Rev. James Breese, Luzerne County
Fred Clark, Dauphin County
Elizabeth Dennis, Allegheny County
Evan Frazier, Allegheny County
Maurice Goodman, Philadelphia County
Rev. Terrence Griffith, Philadelphia County
Cathy Hardaway, Lackawanna County
Rodney Little, Philadelphia County
Sara Lomax Reese, Montgomery County
Marcia Perry, Dauphin County
Rev. Michael Robinson, Delaware County
Dr. Kiron Skinner, Allegheny County
Ronald Steele, Erie County
Karen Stokes, Philadelphia County (Chair)
Bishop A.E. Sullivan Jr., Dauphin County
Floyd Titus, Allegheny County