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Patterson appointed to advisory board

Robert Russa Moton Museum Managing Director Cameron D. Patterson was appointed to the Virginia African American Advisory Board on Aug. 30, by Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration.

Cameron Patterson

Gov. Northam signed a bill to approve the development of the advisory board in March.

In signing the bill the Gov. said the board was developed, “To build a more accessible, inclusive, and equitable Commonwealth we must ensure the voices of all Virginians are heard, particularly those from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities.”

The Virginia African American Advisory Board will be charged with advising the governor on developing economic, professional, cultural, educational and governmental links between the state government and the African American community.

“I’m grateful to Governor Northam for the opportunity to serve his administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board,” said Patterson. “I look forward to serving alongside the other talented members of the Board as we offer advice on a number of key issues that impact the African American community.”