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Human Relations Commission

Beth Sowder
(970) 221-6752
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Human Relations Award Profile: Mike Chavez

Poudre Fire Authority firefighter Mike Chavez takes pride in his identity and his role in helping others have a voice in the community. Read more about Mike, a past recipient of the Human Relations Award, and see below how you can nominate people like him for the 2017 award, which recognizes individuals who promote diversity and acceptance in Fort Collins.

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Human Relations Award Profile: Tony Espinoza

Tony Espinoza knew early in his teaching career that he would dedicate his life to mentorship and equity work. As an advocate, Tony is the voice for marginalized youth. Read more about Tony, a past recipient of the Human Relations Award, and see below how you can nominate people like him for the 2017 award, which recognizes individuals who promote diversity and acceptance in Fort Collins.

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Accepting Nominations For The 2017 Human Relations Awards In The Following Categories:

  1. Police and Emergency Services Award (public service personnel)
  2. Senior Award (60 years and older).
  3. Adult Award (19-59 years of age).
  4. Youth Award (18 & younger).
  5. Organization Award (Non-profit and For-profit).

Complete the Online Application

Or download the PDF application:

For additional details see Human Relations Award Information.

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, geopgraphic 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.

Meeting Schedule

Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. | View meeting schedule

Meeting Location

Council Information Center, City Hall West, 300 LaPorte Ave.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours/month

Current Members

December 31, 2017 - Victor Smith, Nancy Tellez and Vacant
December 31, 2018 - Jimena Sagas
December 31, 2019 - Colleen Conway and Johanna Ulloa Giron
December 31, 2020 - Joe Somodi, Kimberly Allison, and Susan Mathre

Council Liaison

Bob Overbeck