FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS YOWELL TO
WOMEN’S COMMISSION ON STATUS

(Jackson, Miss.)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Donna Yowell, of Madison, to the Women’s Commission on Status. This commission studies and makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding issues affecting the status of women in our state. Such issues include education, employment, health, and other socioeconomic factors that influence potential opportunity and status in Mississippi’s legal, economic, social, and political environment.

“Donna is well-qualified to serve on this commission,” Governor Barbour said. “She has worked extensively in the area of promoting women awareness and achievement, and I believe she will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”

Yowell is executive director of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council and has worked over 25 years helping to create better communities by addressing conservation and environmental issues. She served as a member of the National Urban and Community Forest Advisory Council and chaired the education committee of the National Association of Floodplain Managers. Founder of the Nature School, a nationally recognized education center, Yowell is also responsible for developing the gardens at the Governor’s Mansion and promoting gardening around the state.

Her experience as a woman’s advocate includes serving on the board of the Mississippi Women’s Conference, “Power of One,” and the Mississippi Coalition for Women. She also volunteers for the Domestic Violence Coalition, and has published numerous articles on the topic of women and domestic violence.

Yowell graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. She lives in Madison, where she develops community forestry programs and local initiatives.

 

 


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