We envision the Commission as a dynamic leader in the pursuit of social justice.
To this end, the Commission will
Collaborate with public, private, and non-profit organizations
Conduct efficient and effective enforcement
Conduct education and outreach
Provide an authoritative voice with respect to civil rights
We envision a society where
People treat each other with dignity and respect
Communities promote equality, fairness, understanding and acceptance of all
Citizens act effectively to end discrimination.
We Pursue Our Mission By
Provide community educational forums to raise awareness about human rights and to educate residents about bias and hate crimes.
Work with municipal departments, boards and commissions as well as city businesses, agencies and organizations to increase compliance with local state and federal laws and raise the level of awareness and sensitivity to human and civil rights issues.
Providing information and referrals
Advancing effective human rights public policies
Advocate for the human and civil rights of ALL residents of the City.
Respond to complaints of human rights violations.
Improve police/community relations.
The rise in hate crimes in the U.S. in 2017
Of all hate crimes committed in 2017 motivated by hatred over race, ethnicity or ancestry.
Of hate crimes in 2017 stemmed from sexual orientation bias.