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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

English | Spanish

Upcoming Meetings

December 17, 2019, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

January 28, 2020, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

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Staff Liaison

Jorge Salinas
Deputy City Manager/CIO


Term of office: 3 years

Chris Equinoa VC1/11/2017Mayor12/31/20192nd
Alice Brockgreitens1/25/2017Ward 1-b12/31/20191st
Scott Lawley9/12/2018Ward 2-a12/31/2020
Stephanie Newton C1/10/2018Ward 1-a12/31/20201st
Jessi Brenneman1/23/2019Ward 3-a12/31/20211st
Jo Rae Perkins1/23/2019Ward 2-b12/31/20211st
Daniel Ropp2/13/2019Ward 3-b12/31/20211st

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C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio
November 19, 2019 PDF  Available after meeting 
October 22, 2019 PDF   MP3 
October 22, 2019
Special meeting with Hispanic Advisory Committee
PDF   MP3 
September 24, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
August 27, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
July 23, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
June 25, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
May 28, 2019
(Meeting canceled)
PDF n/an/a 
April 23, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
March 26, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
February 26, 2019 PDF PDF MP3 
January 22, 2019
(Meeting canceled)
PDF n/an/a