Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon swore in 16 members of the Ferguson Commission Tuesday afternoon at the Missouri History Museum. Nixon formed the commission to address the social and economic conditions highlighted by protests after the killing of Michael Brown.
Among the group is Dr. T.R. Carr, professor and former chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a senior research fellow with the Institute for Urban Research at SIUE.
The appointees were selected by the governor from a pool of more than 300 people who applied.