The Juneteenth Planning Commission, Inc. (JPCI) is a non-profit organization. This committee is the Greater Fort Smith chapter of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, (NJOF), Founder and Chairman Dr. Ronald Myers.
We are an active body in our community that partners with Fort Smith Parks and Recreation as well as the Fort Smith School Board. Together, we will see Juneteenth, “America’s 2nd Independence Day” become a National Holiday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park revitalized!
The JPCI works to support, encourage, and perpetuate cultural awareness of our ancestors, community revitalization, health and educational issues, leadership and economic development by means of educational seminars, workshops, school presentations, festivals, cultural events, theatrical performances and community meetings.
We have an Advisory Board, Charter Members, and sub committees, as well as volunteer groups that will allow everyone to an opportunity to work where you feel most useful or needed. Commitment to lead by example is a powerful thing.
Attend regularly scheduled meetings
Serve on at least one sub- committee
Read and follow the bylaws of the JPCI
Work to enhance the image of the JPCI
Make a personal financial contribution to the JPCI
Assist in fundraising projects for the JPCI
You also agree that, during your term of office, you are unable to attend regularly scheduled meetings or otherwise fulfill your obligations as a board member of the Juneteenth Planning Commission, Inc. (JPCI), you will contact the President/Chairman of the committee with a view toward exploring other ways that you may serve the organization.
Make respectful use of your time
Get important information to you in a timely manner
Assure you an interesting and valuable board experience
We celebrate “Freedom and Unity” and teach of the importance of cultural diversity. For more information, please call Greg Hershel at (479) 420-6682 or contact Lawrence “Fluff” Wood at (479) 782-2622.