Diversity & Inclusion Commission


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


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 commission 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 commission shall accept and refer these cases to the Missouri Human Rights Commission.

Agendas & Minutes

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Membership & Terms

The Diversity and Inclusion Commission shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the City Council broadly representative of the racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the community. Four (4) members will be designated as non-voting members of the commission and must represent local armed forces, commercial, industrial, and/or educational segments of the community. One (1) of the City Council members will be appointed to serve as an ex-officio member of the commission and will also be a non-voting member. Seven (7) additional members will be appointed as voting members who are citizens of the City. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The term of appointment shall be for three (3) years. No individual shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms on the committee.

Members  Position Term Expiring
Erica Jones-Collins Chair 2022
Barbara Mayfield Vice Chair 2021
Suzy Latare Commissioner 2023
Atsuki Mori Commissioner 2022
Kamel Ghozzi Commissioner 2022
Heather Jepsen Commissioner 2022
Chris Aumiller Ex-Officio 2022
Dorothy Arvizu Ex-Officio 2023
Vicki Martins Ex-Officio 2023
Nolan Brooks Council Rep. N/A
Rich Lockhart Staff N/A

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