Governor Whitmer Highlights Record Black Representation In Michigan Appointments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in Michigan governance, with recent data showing significant strides in Black representation. 

From January 1st, 2023, to December 1st, 2023, Whitmer’s office made 617 appointments to various boards, commissions, and task forces. Notably, 18% of these appointees are Black Michiganders, exceeding census data by roughly 4%.

“Every Michigander should see a reflection of themselves within our leadership and administration,” emphasized Governor Whitmer, stressing the pivotal role of Black Michiganders in shaping the state’s future. 

Governor Whitmer’s commitment to diversity extends across all spheres of governance, with over 60% of her appointees being women or people of color. These efforts underscore a broader dedication to building an equitable and representative government in Michigan.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell