The One High Point Commission was created by High Point City Council on Feb. 7, 2022, during a regular meeting when the Council adopted the Resolution for the One High Point Commission to Explore Community Reparations for the African American Citizens of High Point, North Carolina. Per the resolution, the One High Point Commission will comprise two City Council members, nine High Point residents and two NAACP representatives. In addition, two High Point City residents shall be appointed as non-voting alternates.
The Commission shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the High Point City Council no later than 12 months from the Commission's first meeting date. The Commission shall automatically dissolve 90 days after the date upon which the Commission submits its report to City Council. Individuals will be selected to serve on the Commission by their education, training, activism or experience, particularly in African American studies and reparatory justice.