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Ten people appointed to new Dane County Poverty Commission


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Board Chair John Hendrick announced today he has appointed five members of the community to serve staggered three-year terms on the newly-formed Dane County Poverty Commission.

"Addressing poverty is the most critical issue facing the county," Hendrick said in a news release. "Providing programs and initiatives to end poverty not only helps individuals reach their full potential, but also prompts community renewal and stability."

The following people will serve as the community representatives on the commission:

Greta Hansen, with Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin

Ananda Mirilli, with the YWCA

Kathy Utley, with the Madison Food Policy Council

Takisha Jordan, with the Road Home of Dane County

Ken Taylor. with Wisconsin Council of Children and Families

Five county supervisors will also serve on the commission, along with County Executive Joe Parisi or his designee.

The Task Force on Poverty recommended the formation of this commission.

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