Civil Rights Enforcement Commission
Details about the Civil Rights Enforcement Commission
The Civil Rights Enforcement Commission is empowered to recommend action to safeguard all individuals within the jurisdiction from discrimination because of race, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, or legal source of income.
The Commission consists of thirteen (13) members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Legislation Committee of the Board of Alderman.
The Executive Director of the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency is an Ex-Officio member of the Commission.
|Monica (Mo) Del Villar||Ex-Officio||04/17/2025|
|Joseph (Joe) Vollmer||Member||04/19/2024|
|Charles Brown Jr.||Member||11/21/2023|
|Saladin (Sal) Martinez||Member||11/21/2023|
|James (Jaymes) Dearing||Member||
Serving Beyond Term
|Adil Imdad - Muslim Faith||Member||
Serving Beyond Term
City Code 3.44.020.
Ordinance 51635, Ordinance 52328, Ordinance 57173, Ordinance 58701 and Ordinance 62710.
Rev. Mo. Stat. 213.131.
Board Duties and Purpose
The commission is hereby empowered:
(1) to recommend action to safeguard all individuals within the jurisdiction from discrimination because of race, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, or legal source of income;
(2) upon recommendation of the Director, to accept grants, gifts, or bequests, public or private, to help finance the activities of the Commission or Civil Rights Enforcement Agency and to enter into cooperative arrangements with other jurisdictions or agencies for the production and dissemination of educational materials and/or programs;
(3) to enact by a majority vote of its members such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary for governance of the Commission and to carry out the functions assigned to it hereunder. Such rules and regulations shall be signed by the Chairman and attested to by the Director. Once so signed and attested, rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission shall be transmitted to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights for review. Upon approval by the Missouri Commission, a copy of said rules and regulations shall be filed with the Register
of the City of St. Louis;
(4) to render to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen a full written report of all of its activities and of its recommendations on an annual basis;
(5) to advise and consult with the Civil Service Commission and local offices controlled by state statute to effectuate the policies of this ordinance and applicable federal laws;
(6) to appoint a panel composed of not less than three members of the Commission, or to act as the Commission as a whole, to review the record made before a hearing officer in a contested hearing, to review that hearing officer's proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law and order, and to accept or amend such proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law and order, which shall become a final order of the Commission; and
(7) to issue such affirmative orders in contested cases as authorized by state statute.
Member RequirementsAppointments require Board of Aldermen approval.
The Commission shall consist of thirteen (13) members, one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Legislation Committee of the Board of Alderman. The other twelve (12) members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen.
The terms of office of each member shall be for 3-years.
All members shall serve without compensation.