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Human Rights Commission

To learn more about the Office of Human Rights, please CLICK HERE.

Purpose:
To act as a strong advocate for justice and equal opportunity by providing citywide leadership and guidance in the area of civil and human rights. Act as an advisory body to City Council in matters pertaining to human and civil rights.

Meetings:
TBD

Membership:
No less than 9 members appointed by City Council who are broadly representative of the City’s population, with consideration of racial, gender (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation), religious, ethnic, disabled, socio-economic, geographic neighborhood and age groups within the City.

Members:

  • Sterling O. Akins
  • Christopher Broom
  • Claudette Gohanna
  • Dorenda Maria Johnson
  • Sarah Lane Krishnaraj
  • Susan W. Lewis
  • Amy Sarah Marshall
  • Aidyn Mills
  • Selena Cozart O’Shaughnessy
  • Ann J. Smith
  • Seth Wispelwey

Terms:
Of the members first appointed, at least three shall be appointed for terms of three years, at least three shall be appointed for terms of two years, and at least three shall be appointed for terms of one year. Thereafter members shall be appointed for terms of three years each.

Contact:
Zan Tewksbury, Manager
Office of Human Rights
434 970-3023
email