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.
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
P O Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283
210.207.5641

By Phone

Council District 2 Office 210.207.0950

Staff

  • Mike Etienne, PhDContact the Executive Commission Liaison
    Executive Commission Liaison
  • Madeleine MendezContact the Executive Commission Liaison
    Commission Liaison
    210.207.5641
  • Susy RomeroContact the Media Contact
    Media Contact
    210.207.2123

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 Art Hall
Honorary Chair
210.207.7084
Bishop Rosa Wilson 
Early Morning Worship
210.326.7738
Nathaniel Davis
Commission/March Program Chair
210.391.9086
Kathleen Carter-Stiggers 
Fundraising Chair
210.872.5049
Pastor Keely Petty
Vice Chair
210.687.2649
Nettie Hinton
Interfaith Service Chair
210.409.1682
Mia Morris 
Commemorative Program Chair
210.325.6878
Mary Fulton Moore Contact Mary Fulton Moore
Wreath Laying Chair
210.449.3830
Francine Johnson 
Public Awards Chair
210.859.7200
Carla Walker Contact Carla Walker
Outreach & Communication Chair
210.843.1913
Dr. Tonja Nelson
Budget/Finance
210.381.1871
Dr. Karla Duran 
Elizabeth Holmes
Gospel Extravaganza Chair
210.250.1142
Russell LaDay Contact Russell LaDay
318.436.8181
Dr. John Abdo
Interfaith Service Chair
210.340.7911 • 210.396.6800
Adriana El-Farrah 
Whitney Oliver Contact Whitney Oliver
Youth Empowerment Chair
210.461.1709
Gail Collins
Harold Moore 
Wreath Laying Chair
210.290.3212

Dr. George Williams Contact Dr. George Williams
Scholarship Chair
210.463.0645

Alli RomanContact Alli Roman
Trinity University Representative 
210.449.3830

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.