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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 Human Relations Award

Annual Reports

Limited English Proficiency Plan

English | Spanish

Upcoming Meetings

August 27, 2019, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

September 24, 2019, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

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Events & Public Meetings Calendar


Term of office: three years

  • Jessi Brenneman, Ward 3
  • Alice Brockgreitens, Ward 1
  • Chris Equinoa, Vice Chair, Ward 1
  • Scott Lawley, Ward 1
  • Jo Rae Perkins, Ward 1
  • Daniel Ropp, Ward 3
  • Stephanie Newton, Chair, Ward 1

City Staff Liaison

Jorge Salinas
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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio
July 23, 2019 PDF (238KB)  MP3 audio 
June 25, 2019 PDF (284KB) PDF (222KB) MP3 audio 
May 28, 2019
(Meeting cancelled)
PDF (414KB)n/an/a 
April 23, 2019 PDF (388KB) PDF (228KB) MP3 audio 
March 26, 2019 PDF (301KB) PDF (226KB) MP3 audio 
February 26, 2019 PDF (519KB) PDF (237KB) MP3 audio 
January 22, 2019
(Meeting cancelled)
PDF (286KB)n/an/a