DULUTH, MN -- A Duluthian will be serving on Minnesota Governor Tim Walz' council regarding the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
On Monday, Walz's office announced Carl Crawford will replace council member Anna Mazig starting this Saturday.
His appointment will expire on March 1, 2020.
Crawford is the only Duluthian on the council, which is chaired by Rebecca Lucero, the Commissioner of the state's Department of Human Rights.
The council meets to help guide efforts, provide insight and knowledge, and also helps the governor's office with hosting a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Commissioner Lucero says during King's visits to Minnesota in 1963 and 1967, he reflected on the gains of the civil rights movement while laying out the work that still needed to be done, which she adds is still needed to be done now.
Carl Crawford stated, ""It's going to give us an opportunity to have my voice and our voice from the Northland at the capital, and give us an opportunity to have kind of a first hand knowledge of some of the programs we have to make our city great. "
The 2020 event theme will be "For Our Children".
Other incoming board members from the state include:
Thomas Adams - Brooklyn Park
Xiomara Bell - St. Paul, MN
Nicholas Jenkins - Bloomington, MN
Fatima Lawson - Little Canada, MN
Scott Morris - Woodbury, MN
Erickson Saye - St. Paul, MN
VJ Smith - Brooklyn Park, MN
Chris Taylor - St. Paul, MN
Whitney Terrill - Hopkins, MN