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The Human Relations Commission (HRC) was established in 2007 by the Albany City Council to strengthen connections within Albany’s diverse community by being committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, fair treatment for all residents of Albany and promoting harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany.

It was created to recommend programs, activities, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities which will serve the goal of maintaining respectful interactions within our community. The HRC recommendations are submitted to the City Council and City Manager.

In formulating its recommendations, the HRC strives for actions that lead to positive and respectful relations committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community.  The duties of the Commission do not include the investigation or sanctioning of individual acts of unlawful or discriminatory behavior, but instead focus on recommending community activities that may be expected to promote positive change.

Annual Reports

Human Relations Award

Limited English Proficiency Plan

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Members

Term of office: 3 years

NameAppointedByExpiresTerm
Scott Lawley9/12/2018Ward 2-a12/31/2020 1st
Stephanie Newton C1/10/2018Ward 1-a12/31/2020 1st
Jessi Brenneman1/23/2019Ward 3-a12/31/2021 1st
Jo Rae Perkins1/23/2019Ward 2-b12/31/2021 1st
Daniel Ropp2/13/2019Ward 3-b12/31/2021 1st
Chris Equinoa VC1/8/2014Ward 1-b12/31/2022 3rd
Ray Kopczynski1/22/2020Mayor12/31/2022 1st

C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair   Find your council ward

Staff Liaison

Jorge Salinas
Deputy City Manager/CIO
541-704-2304
jorge.salinas@cityofalbany.net

Upcoming Meetings

April 28, 2020, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall
(Canceled)

May 26, 2020, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio
February 25, 2020   
January 28, 2020  

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Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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