Who will be within the group overseeing the Greensboro redistribution? It is difficult. | Native information
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First, the council members selected seven groups, each of which would appoint one member to the committee: the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad, the ACLU of North Carolina, the Greensboro Neighborhood Congress, the Greensboro Chapter of the NAACP, the George C Simkins Memorial PAC , the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Council.
However, during the discussion at a council working session last week, Councilor Sharon Hightower said she was concerned that the committee needed more diversity.
A representative from Parker Poe informed the council that six members had already been appointed to the committee. Their names would be withheld until the city approves the final composition of the committee. But she said, as suggested, those six members were three black men, one white man, and two white women.
Hightower said the group needs at least one black woman and one of the groups will likely be asked to nominate that person.
Hightower suggested that the group include the Greensboro Business League, a minority organization, among its members.
In the end, Mayor Nancy Vaughan suggested removing the ACLU and adding the Greensboro International Advisory Committee to provide the group with additional minority representation. The organization was appointed by the city to represent the interests of people whose national origins are outside the United States.