NEW RACIAL EQUITY COMMISSION PLANS FIRST VIRTUAL MEETING
A new commission focused on furthering racial equity efforts in Jackson is getting started. The Racial Equity Commission will hold its first virtual public meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. on the online Zoom platform.
The Racial Equity Commission was created by the Jackson City Council in Sept. 2020. This commission is tasked with reviewing City policies and procedures to ensure racial equity is a core element of government, along with making recommendations to officials on ways to promote racial justice and equity in Jackson.
The commission will consist of five residents and three ex-officios nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. So far, four residents and three ex-officios have been appointed to serve.
• Lee Hampton
• Kesha Hamilton
• Donita Bentley
• Daniel Mahoney
• John Willis (Chief Equity Officer)
• Freddie Dancy (City Councilmember)
• Daveda Quinn (NAACP Delegate)
Like all public meetings, Racial Equity Commission meetings are open to residents. Meeting information and an application to serve on the commission are available on the City website by visiting cityofjackson.org/racialequity.