Kelvyn Anderson, interim director of the city’s Police Advisory Commission, has been promoted to the position of executive director, PAC members announced this week.
Anderson, 53, was selected in an 8-0 vote prior to the PAC’s Jan. 28 public meeting.
“I’m honored that the commission has confidence in my ability to help move us forward,” Anderson said.
He’s been with the PAC for about 12 years, and previously served as its deputy director.
In July, Anderson began as PAC’s interim director, after executive director William M. Johnson was relieved of his duties.
PAC members unanimously re-elected Ronda B. Goldfein as chair, Audrey F. Bronson as vice-chair, James C. Crumlish 3d as parliamentarian and Chuck Volz as secretary. They will serve another one-year term.
The PAC has 11 vacancies, but Goldfein said the Nutter administration is expected to appoint three new commissioners shortly.
PAC members continue to work on a final report about Nizah Morris, a transgender woman found with a fatal head wound in 2002 shortly after receiving a ride from Philadelphia police, and hope to release it in the coming months.
The next PAC meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at a location to be announced.
— Timothy Cwiek LGBT night at play
The LGBT community is invited to a special fundraising performance of “The Mountaintop,” 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. Proceeds from the evening’s production will benefit LGBT grantmaking agency Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.
The play follows the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.
Equality Forum, Mazzoni Center, QFest and the William Way LGBT Community Center will host the event, which will include a post-show discussion on King’s work and the LGBT-rights movement.
Tickets are $50. Visit www.PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org/tickets or call 215-985-0420. Use promo code “LGBT” for the discounted tickets.
— Angela Thomas