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The Commissioners



                                                           

MELVIN NEUFELD, Chair, Industry
TERRY CROWDER, Vice Chair, Labor
DAVID BRANT, Industry
VACANT, Real Estate
MICHAEL KANE,  Labor
VACANT, At Large
HAROLD SCHORN, II, Attorney 

 

The Commission meets monthly at various locations throughout the state. Commission meetings are open to the public. In January 2010, the Commission voted to reduce its meeting schedule to the third Friday of the month at 11:00 a.m. This action was taken due to reduced budgetary resources. The location for these meetings, unless otherwise noted, is the Commission's main office in Topeka. The meeting schedule and location is subject to change. Commission meetings are open to the public and conducted in accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act.  Requests for reasonable accommodations by persons with disabilities should be submitted to the Commission office no later than 72 hours in advance of a Commission meeting. Individuals interested in attending may obtain more information by contacting the Commission's main office.

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Melvin Neufeld, Chair

Melvin Neufeld was appointed to the Kansas Human Rights Commission by Governor Sam Brownback in August 2011.  Governor Brownback designated Mr. Neufeld as Chair of the Commission in September 2011.  Governor Brownback, in his press release, said, “Melvin Neufeld, Ingalls, spent more than 25 years in service to the State of Kansas.  During most of this time, he represented the people of the 115th district in the Kansas House of Representatives where he chaired numerous committees and was elected by his fellow lawmakers to be Speaker of the House.  A strong advocate of health care and early childhood development issues, Neufeld also has served on numerous national committees and councils dedicated to promoting evidence-based policymaking”

Then-Representative Neufeld, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1980, was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Kansas Human Rights Commission to establish its highly successful voluntary mediation program with Kansas Legal Services in the mid-1990’s.

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Terry Crowder, Vice Chair

Terry Crowder, Topeka, has worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 40 years. A past sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a Vietnam Veteran, Crowder continues his public service by volunteering with several local organizations. He has served as vice-chair for Community Action Inc., as a board member for both the Topeka Youth Project and the Brown Foundation; and as a volunteer for the Salvation Army and United WayCommissioner Crowder was appointed to the Kansas Human Rights Commission by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in February 2009.

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David Brant

Commissioner Brant was appointed to the Kansas Human Rights Commission in July 2013 by Governor Sam Brownback.  Commissioner Brant is retired and previously served as the senior vice present of customer service for Cessna Aircraft.  Commissioner Brant resides in Wichita.

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Vacant

 

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Michael Kane

Commissioner Michael Kane, Kansas City, Kansas, was appointed to the Kansas Human Rights Commission by Governor Sam Brownback in July 2013. Commissioner Kane retired from the UAW/GM after 35 years of service.  He now works for the Construction and General Laborers' Local Union 1290, in Public Affairs.  He currently serves as the 5th District Representative to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners, a position he has held since 2005.

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Vacant 


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Harold F. Schorn, II 


Commissioner Harold Schorn, II, of Newton was appointed to the Commission by Governor Sam Brownback in March 2016.  Commissioner Schorn works as a court trustee for the 9th Kansas District Court to enforce child support payments.  He majored in Math and Philosophy at Benedictine College, prior to graduating from Washburn University School of Law.  Commissioner Schorn is a Big Brother and works with a local homeless shelter. 

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Kansas Human Rights Commission

900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-South  Landon Office Building  Topeka, KS 66612-2818
phone: 785-296-3206  fax: 785-296-0589    http://www.khrc.net
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