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Human Relations Commission#

Meeting Schedule#

Due to COVID-19, Boards and Commissions are allowed and encouraged to hold meetings remotely via ZOOM.

Please see the posted agenda for meeting details.

Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. | View meeting schedule
Meeting Location: 300 LaPorte Avenue, City Hall, Council Information Center (CIC) main level (Please confirm meeting locations based on the posted agenda).

Subcommittee Meeting Agendas#

March 30, 2022

Meeting Location#

PLEASE SEE AGENDA FOR MEETING DETAILS AND ZOOM LINK

Meeting Participation

 Participants should try to sign in prior to 5:30 p.m. if possible. Please sign in with your first name and last name or first name and last initial. For public comments, the Chair will ask participants to click the “Raise Hand” button (or *9 if calling in) to indicate you would like to speak at that time.  Staff will moderate the Zoom session to ensure all participants have an opportunity to address the Commission.  Once you join the meeting: keep yourself on mute status. 

In order to participate:

  • Use a laptop, computer, or internet-enabled smartphone. (Using earphones with a microphone will greatly improve your audio).
  • You need to have access to the internet.
  • Keep yourself on muted status.
  • If you have any technical difficulties during the hearing, please email cmenendez@fcgov.com .

Public Participation (Phone): If you do not have access to the internet, you can call into the hearing via phone. Please dial: 346-248-7799, with Webinar ID: 993 3104 9989

Public Participation (In Person): Please check agenda to see if meeting is Zoom or hybrid. If the meeting is hybrid Individuals who wish to address the Human Relations Commission in person may attend the meeting located in CIC at City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave. Masks are required for in-person attendance.

Documents to Share:  If residents wish to share a document or presentation, City Staff needs to receive those materials via email by 24 hours before the meeting. Please email any documents to cmenendez@fcgov.com .

Individuals uncomfortable or unable to access the Zoom platform or unable to participate by phone are encouraged to participate by emailing general public comments 24 hours prior to the meeting to cmenendez@fcgov.com. Staff will ensure the Commission receives your comments.  If you have specific comments on any of the discussion items scheduled, please make that clear in the subject line of the email and send 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Current Members & Term Expiration Dates#

December 31, 2023 - Beth Jaeger, Torin Kaletsky, Benjamin Teramoto 

December 31, 2024 - Phil Walker, Oscar Felix, Coronda Ziegler

December 31, 2025 - Barb Kistler, Fabiola Luna, Masood Ahmed

COUNCIL LIAISON
Emily Francis

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.

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

6-8 hours/month