The Kansas African American Affairs Commission (KAAAC) is a seven member body with members appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House and the House Minority Leader.
KAAAC was created by the passing of House Bill 2444 during the 1997 legislative session. Governor Bill Graves signed the bill into law stating, “This advisory commission has been a long time coming, and it is due to the continued vigilance and perseverance of its supporters.”
In 2004 Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed the substitute for House Bill 2435, which moved the KAAAC from the Department of Human resources to the Office of the Governor. This change allows the commission to serve officially as the Governor’s liaison to the African American communities throughout the state.