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Snyder makes appointment to Community Action and Economic Opportunity commission

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

LANSING, Mich.-Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jessica Taylor, of Detroit, to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Human Services, the commission seeks to mitigate the causes and effects of poverty as well as promote self-sufficiency and economic opportunity.


"Jessica has shown exceptional commitment to improving the lives of Michiganders through community service," said Snyder. "She is a great addition to the commission and I appreciate her willingness to serve in this role."


Taylor is executive director of the Chance for Life Organization and director of training for TJA Staffing Services Inc., positions she has held for more than 20 years. She previously served as a mediation coordinator and volunteer recruiter for the Catholic Youth Organization and as assistant to the director of training for Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Taylor holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration, both from Cornerstone University. She will represent low-income persons and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Nichole Jenks.


Taylor will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires June 21, 2014, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.