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About the Human Rights Commission

Our Challenge

Is to investigate, educate on those matters involving discrimination against disadvantage groups. Seeking solutions involving peaceful, rational methods of resolving differences through mediation and conciliation. 

Throughout my career I have worked on local, state, and national levels to preserve the rights of those marginalized and often left out of the fundamental rights outlined in the Bill of rights.

Who Are We? 

The Commission, composed of 15 Commissioners appointed by the County Legislature, is the policy-making body of the Human Rights Department of the County Government. 

What Do we Do? 

The Commission staff assists with complaints of discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, military status, age, marital status, disability, prior arrest or conviction record and predisposing genetic characteristics.

If you, or someone you know, experience discrimination in any of these areas, you can file a complaint through the Human Rights Commission.