Sen. Akbari of Memphis named to prestigious White House Fellows commission

June 6, 2021

President Joe Biden has tapped Tennessee State Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, to serve on the White House Fellows commission, the White House announced Friday.

Akbari, who was one of 17 “rising stars” to give a joint keynote address at the mostly virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, is one of 22 appointees to the president’s commission. Commissioners are responsible for recommending a group of candidates for the prestigious White House Fellows program for leadership and public service.

“These leaders represent the best of America our collective character, creativity, and diversity,” Biden said in a statement released Friday. “I am grateful these dedicated and accomplished Americans will help select and mentor the next class of White House Fellows who demonstrate exceptional leadership, unwavering passion, and a strong commitment to public service.”

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