Governor Dayton reappoints James Burroughs as Martin Luther King Holiday chair


Outgoing Minnesota governor Mark Dayton on Monday announced the reappointment of James Burroughs as chair of the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

The Council helps plan, coordinate and execute observances of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday at the state and local level in Minnesota. Next month will mark the 33rd time the council will host the holiday in Minnesota.

Burroughs, a Brooklyn Park resident, is the state’s Chief Inclusion Officer working at the governor’s office. The governor created the office in 2016 to address the state’s racial disparities, especially in the state government workforce which at the time of the office’s creation had less than 10 percent of minorities working in state government.

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