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Appointments to the California Native American Heritage Commission

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Merri Lopez-Keifer, 43, of Martinez, has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission. Lopez-Keifer has been an attorney in private practice since 2010 and chief legal counsel for the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians since 1998. She served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2004. Lopez-Keifer earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lopez-Keifer is a Democrat.

Joseph Myers, 75, of Petaluma, has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission. Myers has been executive director at the National Indian Justice Center since 1983. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Myers is a Democrat.