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


By Mail

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Madeleine Mendez
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
P O Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283

By Phone



  • erik  WALSH
    Executive Commission Liaison
  • Madeleine Mendez
    Commission Liaison
  • yolanda oden
    Council District 2 Liaison

The San Antonio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission or "MLK 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 San Antonio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission organizes the annual MLK 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.


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.


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

MLK Commission meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Claude Black Center located at 2805 East Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78219.


Dr. Keely Petty
MLK Commission Chair
Byrd Bonner
Interfaith Service Chair
Carla Williams-Walker
Vice MLK Commissioner Chair
Harold Moore
MLK Wreath Laying Chair
Renee Watson
MLK March Chair
Marry Fulton Moore
MLK Wreath Laying Co-Chair
Russell Le Day
MLK Budget Chair
Francine Johnson
MLK Public Awards Chair
Jay Maurice Gibbs
MLK Finance Chair
Dr. George Williams
MLK Scholarship Program Chair
Shermeka Hudson
MLK Communications Chair
Chaunice Holley
MLK Youth Empowerment Summit Chair
MLK Fundraiser Chair
Mark Crump
MLK Youth Empowerment Summit Co-Chair
Carla Williams-Walker
MLK Outreach & Community Chair
Trinity University Lecture Chair
Mia Morris
MLK Commemorative Program Chair
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.