Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed attorney Michelle Gonzalez to direct Washington’s new Women’s Commission, which will advise the governor, the Legislature and state agencies on issues important to women.

Gonzalez currently serves in the Governor’s Office as a special adviser, helping state agencies comply with the governor’s executive order that affirms and clarifies Washington’s policies for state agencies that provide services to immigrant and refugee communities. Michelle Gonzalez also teaches at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and is former assistant dean of UW’s School of Law.

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