The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission seeks to promote and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and promote the acceptance of diversity in the community. The Commission sponsors events and programs to commemorate the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, including a volunteer service day initiative "A Day ON! Not a Day Off", "40 Days of Peace", the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award, and the annual community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The Commission also sponsors events throughout the year which promote justice, racial harmony and equal opportunity.


Appointee Appointed by: Term Expiration Date:
Mary Tourner, Chair
City Council
Nicole Griffin, Vice Chair
The Mayor 1/31/16
Lily Kleinlein, Secretary
The Mayor 1/31/16
Barbara Fuqua
City Council 1/31/15
David Hummons
The Mayor
Landon Jones
City Council
William Vance, Jr., Past Chair
NAACP 1/31/15
Associates: Bev Smith, Amy Cohn, Debra Vance, and Bruce Ervin.

Staff: Craig Brenner, Liaison, Community and Family Resources Department.

If you are interested in applying to serve on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commission, please submit an application here