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Letter from the Director - January 2021

Hello colleagues,

Welcome to the newly relaunched MDCR newsletter, CROWN. This newsletter is an important avenue for sharing news of all the excellent work you’re doing on behalf of the residents of this great state.

I’ve been on the job for almost 4 months now, and I have met one-on-one with every member of our team. I want to thank each of you for having the confidence to share your thoughts with candor and honesty. The most refreshing message out of our meetings was this: every single one of you led our conversation by expressing your deep commitment to MDCR and to civil rights.

I cannot overstate how impressed I am with the level of commitment demonstrated by the members of the MDCR team. Your work ethic has not wavered, even through the depths of a global pandemic. I recognize the stress that COVID-19 has brought to your lives. Many of you have suffered tremendous loss. Yet through it all, you continue to impress me with your dedication to protecting the civil rights of the people of Michigan.

Thank you for all you do,

Director James E. White