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Portia L. Roberson (D), Detroit

Appointed December 2019; Term expires 12/31/2023

Chair Portia Roberson is the Chief Executive Officer of Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based non-profit organization providing education and training for underrepresented minorities and others. Previously, Roberson served as the Group Executive of the City of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department and as Corporation Counsel for the City of Detroit. Prior to her work with the City of Detroit, she worked in the White House Domestic Policy Council as the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Lead, as well as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison under U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.