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HACR is governed by a Board of Commissioners, with 7 members. 
Members are appointed by the Mayor of Richmond for 4 years. 


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Roxie Deer - Chairman

Term Date: 12/12/2019 - 12/12/2023

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Occupation: Director of Member and Education at the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement: Roxie Deer is a lifelong Richmond resident with a passion for community development. Outside of her role at the Chamber, Roxie serves on numerous non-profit boards, including Dudas Inspirational Venue for Arts, Whitewater Community Television, and the HACR. Roxie is also the staff lead for HYPE Wayne County, which is the area's only young professionals organization. Roxie recently started the Deer Family Fund which raises money for women in the Wayne County Community to receive support who are battling breast cancer. Roxie lives in Richmond with her dog, Hudson Reign. 


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C. Yvonne Washington - Vice Chair

Term Date: 12/29/2021 - 12/29/2025

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Occupation: Assistant Director of the Multicultural Resource Center and Community Outreach, Earlham College

Community Involvement: Christian Connectors Richmond, Board; Diversity Progress Committee, Earlham College; Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Action Committee; Indiana Association of College Admissions Counselors; NAACP, Executive Committee; Purdue Extension Office Advisory Committee; The Reid Center, Events Committee Convener


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Ashley Stephen - Commissioner

Term: 12/27/2021 - 12/27/2025

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Occupation: Executive Director, Community Action of East Central Indiana

Community Involvement: Kiwanis Club of Richmond, Wayne County Challenge, Amigos Club de Tennis, First Presbyterian Church


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Jane E. Bumbalough - HACR Board Liaison for the City of Richmond

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Occupation: Richmond City Council

Community Involvement: Richmond City Council (At-Large), Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for Women, (Volunteer Group Facilitator, Mentor), Drug-Free Wayne County (Board of Directors),  Greater Richmond Area, Young Life (Committee Member) - Birthright Crisis Pregnancy Center (Volunteer)


Kathleen Khamis - Commissioner

Term Start Date: 1/1/2022

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Occupation: Communities in School Site Coordatinor, Starr Elementary, Richmond

Community Involvement: Wayne County Food Council Board, H.E.L.P. The Animals Board, Richmond Shakespeare Festival Board, Columbian Properties Board, Ivy Tech School of Education Advisory Committee, Richome Education Association Racial Equality Coalition


Etta Lundy - Commissioner 

Term: 3/10/2008 - 2/10/2025

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Amber Washington - Resident Board Member

Term: 06/04/2019 - 12/31/2022


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