Diversity & Inclusion Commission

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of each month
  • Warrensburg Community Center 

Purpose


The Diversity and Inclusion Commission shall examine the community and provide feedback that will help foster mutual understanding and respect among all members of the City. The committee will work through education and outreach to discourage prejudice and discrimination against any person, group, or any other status protected by law on account of race, creed, color; religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or disability. For complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only), the committee shall accept and refer these cases to the Missouri Human Rights Commission.

Agendas & Minutes

 
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership & Terms

 
The Diversity and Inclusion Commission shall consist of 7 members broadly representative of the diversity of the people in the community. Four (4) members will serve as ex-officio (non-voting) members of the committee and must represent local armed forces, commercial, industrial, and/or educational segments of the community. One of the City Council members will be appointed to serve as an additional ex-officio member of the committee. Members of the committee shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the City Council. The term of appointment shall be for 2 years. No individual shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms on the committee.
 



*Eligible for reappointment
Members  Position Term Expiring
Suzy Latare Chair 2020*
Erica Jones-Collins Vice Chair 2019*
Amber Clifford-Napoleone Commissioner 2020*
Morris Collins Commissioner 2020*
Kamel Ghozzi Commissioner 2019*
Heather Jepsen Commissioner 2019*
Megan McBride Ex-Officio 2020*
Collin Mills Ex-Officio 2020*
Brent Thomas  Ex-Officio 2020*
Robin Allen Council Rep. n/a
Matthew Lue Staff, Admin. Project Manager n/a
 
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Duties & Responsibilities


The powers and duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee shall be to:
  • Foster, through community effort or otherwise, goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among community groups and elements of the inhabitants of the City;
  • Formulate and carry out educational programs that will aid in discouraging all types of prejudice and discrimination;
  • Support educational campaigns and programs devoted to eliminating group tensions, prejudices, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination;
  • Recommend programs, policies, and procedures to the City Council which will protect against discrimination, promote the health, safety, and welfare of community members.

Ordinance & Related Documents