By Chris Bavender
Carmel resident Weilin Long has been appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to serve on the Civil Rights Commission through Dec. 31, 2018. The native of China serves as the executive director of Global Chamber Indianapolis.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana Civil Rights Law and Indiana Fair Housing Act to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the state. As a resource to the state, the commission provides education and training to individuals and organizations about their rights and responsibilities.
“I am very honored to be selected to serve on the Civil Rights Commission,” Long said. “In addition to the appeal reviews, I’m excited to be able to use my background and skills to help reach to broader communities about civil rights and responsibilities under the law.”
In her role, Long will participate in the designated appealing review process to make sure discrimination complaints reach a fair and timely conclusion. She also will help with outreach to the minority communities about the Civil Rights Commission and related programs.
Long is no stranger to public service. She has worked for state and city governments for almost 12 years in Indiana, including as the administrator of MBE/WBE/VBE Business Development in former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office.
Long said her international background helps her to “truly understand what different cultures can contribute to the workforce and communities and what diversity and equal opportunity mean to individuals and the society.”
“I am committed to support the commission in all the outreach and education programs,” she said. “With my strong policy and project development skills, I will advise and help with effective program development as needed, especially in outreach and education areas.”
To learn more about the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, visit in.gov/icrc.