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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2010
Senate Confirms New MCHR Commissioner Michael Dierkes
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment of Michael Dierkes (R) of St. Louis as a member of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR).
Dierkes currently is Lieutenant, Commander of the Municipal Services Unit of the St. Louis County Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Sterling College and an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Meramec Community College. His appointment has been confirmed by the Senate for a term ending April 1, 2015.
“We are fortunate to have Mr. Dierkes join the Commission and look forward to working with him and battling discrimination issues together here in our state,” says MCHR Executive Director Alisa Warren.
The MCHR is composed of an 11-member Commission which provides equitable and timely resolutions of discrimination claims through enforcement of the Missouri Human Rights Act. It develops, recommends and implements ways to prevent and eliminate discrimination in the workplace, public accommodations and housing.
For more information about the MCHR or to learn about their training programs and free seminars, please visit www.labor.mo.gov/MOhumanrights.
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