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Human Relations Commission

Carol Thomas
(970) 416-4254

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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, 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.

HRC is proud to announce FOCO Speaks Out!

  • An event designed to make a difference. Free and open to the public.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street. Doors Open 6:00 p.m.presentations at 7:00 p.m.
  • Powerful Ted-Talk inspired presentations by individuals who are leading the way on diversity and equity. Music and Art interludes will complete this inspiratonal evening.
  • 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