Diversity & Inclusion Commission

Meetings


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

Purpose


The Diversity and Inclusion Commission shall examine the community and provide feedback that will help foster mutual understanding and respect among all members of the City. The commission 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 commission 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 Commission shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the City Council broadly representative of the racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the community. Four (4) members will be designated as non-voting members of the commission and must represent local armed forces, commercial, industrial, and/or educational segments of the community. One (1) of the City Council members will be appointed to serve as an ex-officio member of the commission and will also be a non-voting member. Seven (7) additional members will be appointed as voting members who are residents or business owners within the Warrensburg postal code area. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The term of appointment shall be for three (3) years. No individual shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms on the commission.
Members  Position Term Expiring
Erica Jones-Collins Chair 2022
Barbara Mayfield Vice Chair 2021
Suzy Latare Member 2023
Atsuki Mori Member 2022
Kamel Ghozzi Member 2022
Heather Jepsen Member 2022
Dorothy Arvizu Member 2023
Chris Aumiller Ex-Officio 2022
Vacant Ex-Officio 2023
Vacant Ex-Officio 2023
Tarl Bentley Council Rep. N/A
Rich Lockhart Staff Liaison, Police Chief N/A

Duties & Responsibilities

The powers and duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission 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.

Ordinances & Related Documents

Photo Courtesy: Warrensburg Star Journal

D&I Commission Members and Black History Month Proclamation