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Marcus Sanders appointed to suicide prevention council

No sooner had he resigned from the Alaska Human Rights Commission, Marcus Sanders has received an appointment to the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council, where he serves in the capacity of a chaplain.

Sanders said was grateful to Gov. Michael Dunleavy for the appointment.

“I have a heart to serve, and being named to the chaplain position on the council is right in line with my training, my background, and my God-given strengths,” he said.

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council advises the governor and legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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