FERGUSON (KMOV.com) -- The Ferguson Commission, recently formed by Governor Nixon to examine issues that have caused tension in Ferguson, took its final round of applications Monday.
According to the Governor's Office, 261 applications and nominations were received for the Ferguson Commission.
The newly formed Office of Community Engagement will interview all of the considered applicants and will make the final decision on which applicants will be accepted onto the committee.
Governor Nixon said Friday he was encouraged by the diversity and the number of applicants and nominees.
The final group will focus on social and economic issues that have caused tension and unrest in Ferguson and will report back to the governor with specific recommendations for how to move forward. The commission will not have any interaction with the Ferguson Citizen's Review Board, which was formed at the local level.