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African American Resource Advisory Commission

Advise the city council on issues relating to the quality of life for the City's African American community and shall recommend programs designed to alleviate any inequities that may confront African Americans in social, economic and vocational pursuits, including; health care; housing, including affordable housing, home ownership and homelessness; entertainment opportunities for professionals and students; employment; and cultural venues, including museums, theaters, art galleries and music venues. See Section 2-1-101 of the City Code for additional duties.

  • First Wednesday of each month (except for July)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Street-Jones Bldg., 1100 E. 11th Street, Room 400-A

Meeting Documents:

View Agendas, Approved Minutes and Supporting Documents

2015 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 7, 2015
  • February 4, 2015
  • March 4, 2015
  • April 1, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
  • June 3, 2015
  • July 8, 2015
  • August 5, 2015
  • September 2, 2015
  • October 7, 2015
  • November 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015

Melodye Foust, Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, 512-974-7819

Annual Reports: 

2013 Annual Report

African American Portrait Project

The Annual African American Portraits Project celebrates contributions of civic leaders who have made a difference in Austin’s African American community. The African American Resource Advisory Commission set guidelines for selection of honorees whose portraits border the mosaic “Reflections” mural at the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility.

Quality of Life

Learn about Austin’s African American Quality of Life Initiative.