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
  • Rev. Bryant LivingstonContact the Council District 2 Liaison & Media Contact
    Council District 2 Liaison & Media Contact

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.



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.


Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan Contact Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan
Honorary Chair
Alicia Beckham  
MLK Commission Secretary
Dr. Keely Petty Contact Dr. Keely Petty
MLK Commission Chair
Byrd Bonner Contact Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan
Interfaith Service Chair
Rusell LeDay 
MLK Commission Treasurer
Carla Walker Contact Carla Walker
Sponsor, Outreach & Community Chair
Renee Watson  
MLK March Program Chair
Chaunice Holley Contact Chaunice Holley
MLK Youth Summit Chair
Mia Morris Contact Mia Morris
Commemorative Program Chair
Harold Moore Contact Harold Moore
Wreath Laying Chair
J. Maurice Gibbs 
Finance Chair
Dr. George Williams Contact Dr. George Williams
Scholarship 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.