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Press Release: Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Sophia Eccleston to the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sophia Eccleston to the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

Eccleston, of Palm Beach, is the external affairs manager at Florida Power and Light Company. She is an Army Veteran and has worked for Halliburton and KBR Inc. in the Middle East and Africa.  She currently serves as president of the board of the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. She is also a commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.  In 2018, Legacy Magazine of South Florida named her one of South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and an MBA with a concentration in organizational psychology and Development

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez will serve as chair of the Commission.

 

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

For more than 30 years, the Homeless Coalition has been the voice for those who are experiencing homelessness, advocating for their rights and a place they can call home. The Coalition has been a strong leader within the community by recommending policy changes to improve services. It also identifies strategies that can produce results, and gets the message out to the community for prompt action.
 
The Homeless Coalition’s Policy and Legislative Committee brings issues forward and offers solutions. The Coalition constantly monitors national, state and local legislation and news to distribute information through the Coalition’s communication network including this website and social media outlets.
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