Ferguson Commission holds final meeting, plans transition

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Members of the Ferguson Commission | Photo courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Members of the Ferguson Commission are wrapping up work examining economic, educational and law enforcement inequities throughout St. Louis.

In its final meeting Monday night, the group agreed to hand off the work of promoting its call for social change to a regional public-policy foundation, Focus St. Louis. Focus will continue to “provide infrastructure and support to advance the work of the Ferguson Commission” after the group disbands on Dec. 31. The new partnership will be called “Forward Through Ferguson.”

Ferguson Commission communications director Nicole Hudson said there’s still work to be done to figure out how the “Forward Through Ferguson” entity will be structured. Ferguson Commission Co-chairmen Starsky Wilson and Rich McClure will likely spend the next few weeks pinning down details of the partnership between the new entity and FOCUS St. Louis before the commission dissolves.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Public Radio


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