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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Monday was the first meeting of Ferguson Commission appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in October. The diverse commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to fix the underlying social economic problems faced by minorities following violence that rocked the city after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

The commission’s goal is to recommend actions that will enact positive changes to Ferguson and its residents.

Two of the commissions members did not attend today’s meeting, as they were in Washington, D.C. at a White House meeting to discuss federal programs that provide military equipment to local law enforcement.

That meeting was attended by elected officials, law enforcement, religious and civil rights leaders.

The Ferguson Commission has until September 15, 2015 to accomplish its goals.

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