San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
About the MLK Commission

Contact

By Mail
City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Mike Etienne, Ph.D.
City Manager's Office
P O Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283
210.207.2066

By Phone
City Hall 210.207.2066
Council District 2 Office
210.207.0950

By E-Mail
MLK, Jr. CommissionEmail the MLK Commission

Media Contact
Michelle Vigil Email
210.207.5641

 

Dr. "San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission" or "MLK, Jr. Commission," was established on April 3, 1986, by official act of the San Antonio City Council through City Resolution No. 86-15-19 under the leadership of then-Mayor Henry Cisneros. The MLK, Jr. Commission is a volunteer organization. On January 19, 1987, chaired by Aaronetta Pierce, the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March.

The MLK, Jr. Commission organizes the march and leads the community effort of various events paying tribute to Dr. King. The wide variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events, take place at locations across the city.

Mission

The mission of the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is to promote human equality, the principles of nonviolence, and the understanding and acceptance of racial harmony, understanding, respect, and goodwill among citizens, all as a way of building community among all citizens of San Antonio and across the United States.

Purpose

The Commission advances its mission through a variety of events and programs by encouraging awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

Commission Meetings

Commission meeting dates are the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Barbara Jordan Community Center located at 2803 E. Commerce St. San Antonio TX 78203.

Commission Members

Councilman William Cruz Shaw
Honorary Chair
210.207.7084
Harold Moore 
Wreath Laying Chair
210.290.3212
Gregory Anderson Contact Gregory Anderson
210.802.0960
Nathaniel Davis
Commission/March Program Chair
210.391.9086
Marcheta Evans 
Scholarship Program Chair
210.434.6711
Valencia Mathews Contact Valencia Mathews
210.274.5924
Pastor Keely Petty
Vice Chair
210.687.2649
Bishop Rosa Wilson 
Early Morning Worship
210.326.7738
Desiree Kim Jordan Contact Desiree Kim Jordan
210.844.9628
Mike Etienne
City of San Antonio Liaison
210.207.7114
Kathleen Carter-Stiggers 
Hospitality Chair
210.872.5049
Gregory Belleny Contact Gregory Belleny
210.393.1386
Michelle Vigil
City of San Antonio Liaison
210.207.5641
Francine Johnson 
Public Awards Chair
210.859.7200
Isha Clayton Contact Isha Clayton
262.955.9995
Dr. Tonja Nelson
Budget/Finance
210.381.1871
Deborah Warner 
Art Component Chair
210.461.1709
Brandon Johnson Contact Brandon Johnson
443.286.7232
Elizabeth Holmes
Commemorative Program Chair
210.250.1142
Nettie Hinton
210.409.1682
Sandra Ross Contact Sandra Ross
210.559.3364
Dr. John Abdo
Interfaith Service Chair
210.340.7911 • 210.396.6800
Mary Fulton Moore Contact Mary Fulton Moore
210.449.3830
Linda Tippins Contact Linda Tippins
210.818.7135
Stacy Davidson 
Trinity University Lecture Chair
210.999.8820
Russell LaDay Contact Russell LaDay
318.436.8181
Doris Brown
210.214.2007
Whitney Oliver Contact Whitney Oliver
Youth Empowerment Chair
210.461.1709
Carla Walker Contact Carla Walker
210.843.1913
Jamie Thompson Contact Jamie Thompson
Interim Trinity University Lecture Chair
210.999.8820
David Sherman Contact David Sherman
210.501.2671
DreamWeek San Antonio

DreamWeek is a 12 day celebration of events that fosters the exchange of ideas on universal issues in order to promote tolerance, equality, and diversity. The January, city-wide summit of events takes place in downtown San Antonio and provides a forum for the global community to unite and discuss ideas that will inspire and shape a greater, enlightened society. The 12 days of global exchange and festivities include a series of keynote speaking engagements, mixers, events, and celebrations that foster discussions designed to inspire and motivate the community into creating a more tolerant and enlightened society.

DreamWeek culminates in a 150,000+ person march organized by the City of San Antonio’s MLK Commission. The Summit goal is to honor the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to proliferate and modernize his aspirations, as well as advance the wisdom and enlightenment of great humanitarians like him.

For more information, please visit DreamWeek.