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.
There are no meetings currently scheduled.
Current Members and Term Expiration Dates
March 31, 2024
- Benjamin Teramoto, Beth Jaeger (Chair)
March 31, 2025
- Coronda Ziegler, Phil Walker
March 31, 2026
- Barb Kistler (Vice Chair), Masood Ahmed
March 31, 2027
- Miho Yoshioka, Teresa Cribelli, Kevin Goff
Council Liaison(s): Emily Francis
Staff Liaison(s): Melanie Clark
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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.
No special skills required; interest and desire to promote goals outlined above desirable.