Georgia Miller-Kamara appointed to Governor’s Community Council on Inclusion and Equity

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan in August announced the appointment of Georgia Miller-Kamara, an educator at Intermediate District 287’s Ann Bremer Education Center in Brooklyn Park,  to the Community Council on Inclusion and Equity. 

“I am honored and humbled to be selected to do such important, transformative equity and inclusion work on behalf of Minnesotans,” said Miller-Kamara. “As a woman of color who has experienced the struggles of our systems, I’m one hundred percent ready to provide the insight and expertise that can help Minnesota rise to the challenge and make the change we all hope for.” 

“The Community Council will play a key role in our efforts to transform the work and practices of state government to be more inclusive and equitable,” said Governor Walz. In a letter to Miller-Kamara, Walz expressed, “Your professional background and personal conduct have prepared you for this important position. I hope that you will find your position one of the most challenging and rewarding of your career.”

Miller-Kamara is among just 14 Minnesotans to be appointed to the Council. She will work closely with the OneMinnesota Council to “close gaps and provide opportunities for everyone in our state.” The Council will focus on four strategic areas of emphasis, including designing for equity, intercultural competence, disaggregating data, and leadership development. Her term will extend through April 3, 2023.

“Ms. Miller-Kamara is a passionate advocate for social justice who cares deeply for students,” said Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski. “She is well-known for her courage to speak boldly on matters of race equity and maintain strong, trusting relationships with students grounded in respect and affinity. She is a long-standing valued member of the site equity team at her school, which has done tremendous work to support racial equity advancements. We are proud of her appointment and excited to see the work of the Council.” 

Miller-Kamara serves as an educational assistant at Ann Bremer Education Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She serves as the Vice-Chair for Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) at the Minnesota Department of Education and is a member of various professional organizations, including Education Minnesota, National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA), and the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in social work, and a master’s degree in public policy. She is pursuing a doctorate in social work.

Miller-Kamara will be recognized at the Intermediate District 287 School Board meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She is a resident of Maple Grove, Minnesota and her city of employment is Brooklyn Park.