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May 10, 2006

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INL official appointed to Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Juan Alvarez, Idaho National Laboratory deputy laboratory director for Management Systems, has been appointed by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

Battelle Energy Alliance, the managing contractor for Idaho National Laboratory, is committed to public service involvement and acting upon community needs and ideas.

"I'm honored and excited that Gov. Kempthorne has named me to the commission. I deeply believe in our corporate commitment to community service, and I have a keen interest in promoting education and helping persons attain a better life. Being a member of the commission will give me the opportunity to work with business leaders and community decision makers to help advance the commission's goals throughout the state," said Alvarez.

The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is a nonpartisan state agency providing resources to the Hispanic community and serving as a liaison between the community and government entities. Working toward economic, educational and social equality, the commission identifies and monitors programs and legislation, and researches problems and issues facing Idaho's Hispanic community.

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