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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS DUNN-BURKES TO STATE ARTS COMMISSION

 

(JACKSON, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour has announced the appointment of Felicia Dunn-Burkes, of Gulfport, to the Mississippi Arts Commission, which works to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing, visual, and literary arts.

 

“Felicia is a true friend to one of Mississippi’s greatest aspects—our appreciation for arts and culture. She will be a great asset on this commission,” Governor Barbour said.

 

Dunn-Burkes has worked as a self-employed attorney for 23 years and previously served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Walter I. Gex. She is a member of the Magnolia Bar Association and the Mississippi State Bar Complaints Tribune. After Hurricane Katrina, Dunn-Burkes was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal. Currently, she works within her community as member of the Gulf Coast Business Council and Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Mississippi executive committees; board president of Saraland Manor, Inc.; The Arc Gulf Coast board of directors; and Gulfport Little Theatre trustee. Dunn-Burkes is a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Girl Scouts of America.