Total public members: 15
Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council
2016 Appointments: 4
Paid board: No (all roles volunteer)
Residency: Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards
The Commission shall advise the Mayor, the Council, the Director of the Office on African Affairs, and the public on the views and needs of the African communities in the District.
The Commission shall consist of 17 public voting members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council.
Members shall be appointed with due consideration for representation from established public, nonprofit, and volunteer community organizations concerned with the African communities, and members of the public who have shown dedication to and knowledge of the needs of the African communities.