Diversity & Inclusion Commission

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of each month
  • Warrensburg Community Center 

Purpose


The City Council may establish a task force to study on an issue or address a community concern. The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force shall examine the community and provide feedback that will help foster mutual understanding and respect among all members of the City. The Task Force will work through education and outreach to discourage prejudice and discrimination against any person, group, or any other status protected by law on account of race, creed, color; religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or disability. For complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only), the Task Force shall accept and refer these cases to the Missouri Human Rights Commission.

Agendas & Minutes

 
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership & Terms

 
The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force shall consist of 9 members broadly representative of the racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the community. 4 members will serve as ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Task Force and must represent local armed forces, commercial, industrial, and/or educational segments of the community. 1 of the City Council members will be appointed to serve as an ex-officio member of the Task Force. Members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the City Council. The term of appointment shall be for 2 years. No individual shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms on the commission.
 



*Eligible for reappointment
Members  Position Term Expiring
Suzy Latare Chair, 2 Year Term 2019*
Erica Jones-Collins Vice Chair, 2 Year Term 2019*
Amber Clifford-Napoleone 2 Year Term 2019*
Morris Collins 2 Year Term 2019*
Kamel Ghozzi 2 Year Term 2019*
Heather Jepsen 2 Year Term 2019*
Megan McBride 2 Year Term 2019*
Collin Mills 2 Year Term 2019*
Brent Thomas  Ex-Officio, 2 Year Term 2019*
Robin Allen Council Rep. n/a
Donyell Wolfe Staff, Admin. Project Manager n/a
 
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Duties & Responsibilities


The powers and duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force shall be to:
  • Foster, through community effort or otherwise, goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among community groups and elements of the inhabitants of the City;
  • Formulate and carry out educational programs that will aid in discouraging all types of prejudice and discrimination;
  • Support educational campaigns and programs devoted to eliminating group tensions, prejudices, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination;
  • Recommend programs, policies, and procedures to the City Council which will protect against discrimination, promote the health, safety, and welfare of community members.