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Human Relations Commission

Promotes the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to discourage all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc.


Current Members and Term Expiration Dates

December 31, 2023

  • Benjamin Teramoto, Beth Jaeger (Chair) , Torin Kaletsky

December 31, 2024

  • Coronda Ziegler, Oscar Felix, Phil Walker

December 31, 2025

  • Barb Kistler (Vice Chair), Fabiola Luna, Masood Ahmed

Council Liaison(s): Emily Francis

Staff Liaison(s): Rachael Johnson

Archived Documents

View archived agendas, minutes, and more.

Duties

The Human Relations Commission was established by City Council to enhance the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to embrace inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical abilities/qualities, sex, sexual /affectional orientation, age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, familial status, immigration status, geographic background, marital status, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. The Commission often coordinates these efforts with other City boards and commissions, community groups and organizations. The Commission also oversees the Citizen Liaison Program, and presents the annual Human Relations Award to recognize those citizens who have advanced the cause of human rights through their volunteer efforts.

Recommended Qualifications

No special skills required; interest and desire to promote goals outlined above desirable.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours/month

Miscellaneous Info