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Human Relations Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Human Relations Awards.  Deadline for accepting nominations is October 31, 2018.

Nomination forms and additional information can found at Human Relations Awards.  Nominations can be completed online, emailed to aHJjQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or mailed to the City Manager's Office, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0581.

The Human Relations Award celebrates those in our community who promote acceptance and respect for diversity in the City of Fort Collins and Vicinity in five categories (Police and Emergency Services, Senior, Adult, Youth, Organizations).

Submit an Online Nomination



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

300 LaPorte Avenue, City Hall, Council Information Center (CIC) main level

Time Commitment

6-8 hours/month

Current Members

December 31, 2018 - Julia Mackewich
December 31, 2019 - Colleen Conway and Jessica Gengler
December 31, 2020 - Kimberly Allison, Susan Mathre, and Cynthia Davis
December 31, 2021 - Victor Smith, Jean Runyon, and Hillel Katzir

Council Liaison

Bob Overbeck