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Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males

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The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) consists of nineteen (19) members appointed as follows:

(1) Two (2) members of the senate, who are not members of the same political party, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate with the advice of the minority leader of the senate.

(2) Two (2) members of the house of representatives who are not members of the same political party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives with the advice from the minority leader of the house of representatives.

(3) The director of the divison of family resources or the director's designee.

(4) The director of the division of mental health and addiction or the director's designee.

(5) The commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designee.

(6) The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee.

(7) The commissioner of the department of correction or the commissioner's designee.

(8) The director of the civil rights commission or the director's designee.

(9) The commissioner of the Indiana department of administration or the commissioner's designee.

(10) The lieutenant governor or the lieutenant governor's designee.

(11) A minority business person, appointed by the governor.

(12) Three (3) persons appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate who are not members of the general assembly. Not more than two (2) persons appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.

(13) Three (3) persons appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives who are not members of the general assembly. Not more than two (2) persons appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.

Commissioners

Kenneth Allen
Indianapolis, Indiana

Superintendent Glenda Ritz
Indiana Department of Education

Rep. Tim Neese (District 048)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Lance Rhodes, Director
Warren Boyd, proxy
Division of Family Resources

Kevin Moore, Director
Lynn Smith, proxy
Division of Mental Health

William C. VanNess, II, Commissioner
Laura Heinrich, proxy
Indiana Department of Health

Bruce Lemmon, Commissioner
Tim Brown, proxy
Indiana Department of Correction

Shanel Poole
Indianapolis, Indiana

Eddie Pillow
Indianapolis, Indiana

Elijah Neal, Jr.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Sen. Scott Schneider (District 030)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
Virgil Madden, proxy
Lt. Governor's Office

Jamal L. Smith, Director
Marco Deckard, proxy
Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Rev. Joe Smith
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Rep. Vernon G. Smith (District 014)
Gary, Indiana

Sen. Greg Taylor (District 033)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Eddie Melton
Gary, Indiana

Jessica Robertson, Commissioner
Indiana Department of Administration

James E. Garrett, Jr., Executive Director
Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males

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