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Arkansas Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Our mission: To serve as an advisory committee to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices and procedures as they affect civil rights throughout the State of Arkansas.

Our Vision: To promote equity for people and programs in the Natural State.

Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Commitee Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Alvin Peer
Monica Paskewitz
Kristin Whittmore
Robert Smith
Kaitlyn Maloch
Chris Alumbaugh
Michela Martin
Melissa LeCrone
Marshall Wildy
Kylan Williams
Greta Grishanova
Mike Sullivan
Deputy Equal Opportunity Officer
Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM)
Name Position Phone Number Email
Jennifer Griffin
Federal Women's Program Manager
Charley Hunter
Black Emphasis Program Manager
Jonathan Sanchez
Multicultural Program Manager
Guadalupe Rodriguez
Veterans, Disabilities. and AANHPI Program Manager
Lisa Michaels
LGBTQ Program Manager
Hannah Alford
Asian Pacific Islander Program Manager
Derrick Kelso
American Indian Program Manager
Ex Officio Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Debbie Moreland , Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
Kennard Williams
Vacant - Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division
Standing Advisory Non-Voting Committee Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Clifford Thornton
Assistant State Conservationist for Management & Strategy
Reginald Jackson
State Public Affairs Specialist
Clyde Williams
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Name Position Phone Number Email
Alvin Peer
Outreach Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

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