Paul Phillips Named to the New Hampshire Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced the formation of the Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion as part of a larger initiative to strengthen the State’s commitment to enforcing civil rights laws. Gov. Sununu appointed attorney Paul Phillips of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC to serve on the council. Phillips serves as Chair of the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission. The advisory council will lead listening sessions around the state and present recommendations on how New Hampshire can improve on issues regarding race, gender, age, and disability.
“The advisory council offers an opportunity to expand on the work I’ve done with the Human Rights Commission,” Phillips said. “I look forward to hearing from Granite Staters about their experiences and finding ways to improve life for residents and visitors here in New Hampshire.”
Phillips was first appointed to the Human Rights Commission in 2014 and became its Chair in 2015. In addition to the Chair of the Human Rights Commission, the new advisory council will bring together the Commissioners of Public Safety, Education, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Administrative Services, as well as the Chancellor of the University System, along with local officials and members of the public. Rogers Johnson, director of the NAACP in New Hampshire, will chair the new council.