Mayor's Commission on Compassion

Mission Statement
To create a City of Compassion, we turn strangers into neighbors, and foster emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of all life. We accomplish this through mutual respect, kindness and understanding.



Third Thursday of each month (except December)
11 a.m. 

Note: Agendas are posted in BoardDocs. Once agendas and minutes are available this link will be updated. 

Raleigh Municipal Building
Room 303

Public Participation
Everyone is invited to attend meetings of the Commission.
If you would like to schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact, city staff liaison, Sarah Baker, at 919-996-4279.

Founded in 2019, the Mayor’s Commission on Compassion (MCC) advises the Mayor and City Council on matters of compassion; encourages and aids in the appreciation and awareness of, and practice of compassion; and in cooperation with other City agencies and partners works to formulate a long-range plan for the development of a thriving compassionate climate in Raleigh.

Additionally, the MCC also collaborates with the Charter for Compassion.


Mayor's Commission on Compassion Members
Nancy McFarlane
Christopher Chapman John Kolkin Michael Shugrue
Eric Solomon
Christopher Edmonston James Miller Amber Smith
Mohamed AbuTaleb Tom Harris Nancy Petty Jemonde Taylor
Roxie Cash