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Task force to focus on areas of disparity
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Members of the Bryan County NAACP Cultural and Diversity Task Force pose Aug. 20 for a photo in front of Richmond Hill City Hall. The group includes Steve Scholar, Johnnie Quiller, Karen Boles Grant; Thomasina Butler; Rosy Perez; Scott Baker, Lorenzo Ross, Eva Newbold, James Fulwood, Luella Sanders; Fausto Tenen, Ursula Lee and Johnnie Miller. Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter is an ad hoc member of the task force. Photo by Jeff Whitten.

The Bryan County NAACP has formed what it is calling a cultural and diversity task force to “investigate disparities in Richmond Hill and Bryan County and use data to identify, prioritize and tackle these issues,” according to Bryan County NAACP President Johnnie Quiller.

The group includes Quiller and Richmond Hill City Councilman Steve Scholar as facilitators, and Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter is listed as an ad hoc, or “when needed,” member.

The task force is broken down into three groups – education, criminal justice and economic opportunity.

Karen Boles Grant, Thomasina Butler and Rosy Perez will focus on education; Scott Baker, Lorenzo Ross, Eva Newbold and James Fulwood will handle criminal justice; and Luella Sanders, Fausto Tenen, Ursula Lee and Johnnie Miller are on the economic opportunity committee.

The group held its first meeting online Aug. 3.

Members will meet again Sept. 10.

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