MLK Commission

The San Antonio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission (MLK Commission) is a volunteer organization that was established in 1986. The MLK Commission organizes the annual MLK March and leads community efforts of various events paying tribute to Dr. King.


Their mission is to build community among all citizens of San Antonio and across the US by promoting:

  • human equality
  • principles of nonviolence
  • understanding and acceptance of racial harmony
  • respect and goodwill

They advance their mission through a variety of events and programs by encouraging awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.


MLK Executive Board Meeting

Monday, October 10, 2022

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Claude W Black Community Center

2803 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78203

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MLK Executive Board Members

  • Dwayne Robinson, MLK Commission Chair
  • Dr. Doshie Piper, Commissioner Vice Chair
  • Josette Bellinger-Ivory, Secretary
  • Russell Le Day, Treasurer 
  • Jay Maurice Gibbs, Budget Chair
  • Porchia Waiters, Fundraiser Chair
  • Dana Lockridge, MLK March Chair
  • Pastor Douglas Randle, MLK March Vice Chair
  • Rev. Jessica Kemp, Communications Chair
  • Pastor Dr. Lester J. Gillespie, Sr., Outreach and Community Chair
  • Dr. George Williams, Scholarship Program Chair
  • Deborah Warner, Youth Summit Chair
  • Harold Moore, Wreath Laying Co-Chair
  • Mary Fulton Moore, Wreath Laying Co-Chair
  • Judith Lackritz, Interfaith Service Chair 
  • Mia Morris, Commemorative Program Chair
  • Francine Prosser-Johnson, Public Awards Chair
  • Frankie Trynoski, District 2 Liason