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


By Mail

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Gloria Villela-Reyes
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
1400 S. Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78204

By Phone



  • erik  WALSH
    Executive Commission Liaison
  • Gloria Villela-ReyesGloria Villela-Reyes
    Commission Liaison
  • yolanda odenYolanda 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.


Renee Watson
MLK Commission Chair
Byrd Bonner
Interfaith Service Chair
Carla Williams-Walker
MLK Commissioner Vice Chair/Secretary
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
MLK Communications Chair
Chaunice Holley
MLK Youth Empowerment Summit Chair
Rev. Jeffrey A. Garner
MLK Fundraiser Chair
Mark Crump
MLK Youth Empowerment Summit Co-Chair
Gail Collins
MLK Outreach & Community Chair
Trinity University Lecture Chair
Mia Morris
MLK Commemorative Program Chair