Missouri Commission on Human Rights

PO Box 1129
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129

Phone: (573)-751-3325
Fax: (573)-751-2905

Email: mchr@dolir.mo.gov
Website: http://www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights/

Director: Alisa Warren

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 213.020

Department: Labor and Industrial Relations

Mission: To develop, recommend and implement ways to prevent and eliminate discrimination and to provide equitable and timely resolutions of discrimination claims through enforcement of the Missouri Human Rights Act.

Function: The Missouri Commission on Human Rights investigates, conciliates, holds public hearings and litigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment and places of public accommodations. It provides education, training and technical assistance to the public.

SubCommittees: Executive Committee Budget & Finance Committee Government and Community Relations Committee Strategic Planning Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings; committee meetings as needed

Location of meetings: varying locations

Duration of meetings: 2 to 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 3 hours

Total time commitment: 10 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 11

Term length: 6 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem when serving as a member of a panel to hear complaints involving alleged discriminatory practices; members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: none

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 6 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: yes, members must represent each congressional district

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Ms. Anna E Crosslin(D)
1st Congressional District
St. Louis
Term begins: May 5, 2016
Term expires: Apr 1, 2019

Vacant Slot
2nd Congressional District

Reverend Jonathan Hayashi(R)
3rd Congressional District
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Apr 1, 2020

Dr. David C. Thomas(R)
4th Congressional District
Term begins: Apr 14, 2016
Term expires: Apr 1, 2020

Ms. Donna Lynn Birks(D)
5th Congressional District
Kansas City
Term begins: Feb 12, 2013
Term expires: Apr 1, 2018

Dr. Melody Ann Smith(R)
6th Congressional District
St. Joseph
Term begins: Jan 29, 2014
Term expires: Apr 1, 2018

Mrs. Jenifer Placzek(D)
7th Congressional District
Term begins: Apr 1, 2011
Term expires: Apr 1, 2015

Vacant Slot
8th Congressional District

Ms. Martha A Staggs(R) Chair
At Large Member 1
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Apr 1, 2022

Ms. Jade Jump(R)
At Large Member 2
Term begins: Jan 2, 2018
Term expires: Apr 1, 2023

Vacant Slot
At Large Member 3