Civil Rights Enforcement Commission

Details about the Civil Rights Enforcement Commission

Overview

The Civil Rights Enforcement Commission is empowered to recommend action to safeguard all individuals within the jurisdiction from discrimination because of race, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, or legal source of income.

The Commission consists of thirteen (13) members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Legislation Committee of the Board of Alderman.

The Executive Director of the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency is an Ex-Officio member of the Commission.

Apply to Serve (4 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 11 active board members (maximum 13)
Name Role End Date
Charles Bryson Ex-Officio 04/17/2045
Joseph (Joe) Vollmer Member 04/19/2024
Charles Brown Jr. Member 11/21/2023
Saladin (Sal) Martinez Member 11/21/2023
Kevin McKinney Member 11/21/2023
David Newburger Member 11/21/2023
Lisa Gould Member 11/21/2022
Carol Robinson Member 11/21/2022
Nancy Williams Member 11/21/2022
James (Jaymes) Dearing Member 11/21/2021
Serving Beyond Term
Adil Imdad - Muslim Faith Member 11/21/2021
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

City Code 3.44.020.

Ordinance 69692 (2014); Ordinance 67119 (2006); Ordinance 66088 (2003), repeals Ordinance 45184, Ordinance 50553, Ordinance 51512, Ordinance 51635, Ordinance 52328, Ordinance 57173, Ordinance 58701 and Ordinance 62710.

Rev. Mo. Stat. 213.131.

Board Duties and Purpose

The commission is hereby empowered:

(1) to recommend action to safeguard all individuals within the jurisdiction from discrimination because of race, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, or legal source of income;

(2) upon recommendation of the Director, to accept grants, gifts, or bequests, public or private, to help finance the activities of the Commission or Civil Rights Enforcement Agency and to enter into cooperative arrangements with other jurisdictions or agencies for the production and dissemination of educational materials and/or programs;

(3) to enact by a majority vote of its members such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary for governance of the Commission and to carry out the functions assigned to it hereunder. Such rules and regulations shall be signed by the Chairman and attested to by the Director. Once so signed and attested, rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission shall be transmitted to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights for review. Upon approval by the Missouri Commission, a copy of said rules and regulations shall be filed with the Register
of the City of St. Louis;
(4) to render to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen a full written report of all of its activities and of its recommendations on an annual basis;

(5) to advise and consult with the Civil Service Commission and local offices controlled by state statute to effectuate the policies of this ordinance and applicable federal laws;

(6) to appoint a panel composed of not less than three members of the Commission, or to act as the Commission as a whole, to review the record made before a hearing officer in a contested hearing, to review that hearing officer's proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law and order, and to accept or amend such proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law and order, which shall become a final order of the Commission; and

(7) to issue such affirmative orders in contested cases as authorized by state statute.

Member Requirements

Appointments require Board of Aldermen approval.

The Commission shall consist of thirteen (13) members, one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Legislation Committee of the Board of Alderman. The other twelve (12) members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen.

The terms of office of each member shall be for 3-years.

All members shall serve without compensation.

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