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The Human Relations Commission was established by the Albany City Council in 2007 to foster a city that is stable, safe, and just. The Commission was established to strengthen and celebrate every resident of Albany by being committed to the philosophy of acceptance, inclusion, equal opportunity accessibility, dignity, and fair treatment for all.

The Commission will have the duty to make recommendations to the City Council and the City Manager as outlined in AMC 2.25.010. In formulating its recommendations, the Human Relations Commission will strive for actions that lead to positive and respectful relations committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the city. It is created to recommend and promote activities, programs, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities that will serve to maintain respectful interactions within Albany.

The Human Relations Commission will work to ensure that historically marginalized and underrepresented people and communities in Albany have equal access to city programs and services, and representation in City decision making. The Human Relations Commission will address concerns and complaints about discrimination through education and available community resources. The duties of the Human Relations Commission may be revised at any time, after public notice, by resolution.

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Term of office: 3 years

Miriam Cummins1/13/2021Ward 3-a12/31/2021
Leslie Chartier1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2021
Greg Soriano2/22/2021Ward 2-b12/31/2021
Robyn Davis3/22/2021Mayor12/31/2022 1st
Vacant — appointment pendingWard 1-b12/31/2022
Stephanie Newton1/10/2018Ward 1-a12/31/2023 2nd
Keith Kolkow8/11/2021Ward 2-a12/31/2023 1st

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

Staff Liaison

Kim Lyddane
Parks & Recreation Director

Upcoming Meetings

September 28, 2021, 7:00pm

October 26, 2021, 7:00pm
Willamette Room, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio/Video
August 24, 2021   
July 27, 2021  
June 22, 2021  
May 25, 2021  
April 27, 2021  
February 24, 2021
Special meeting with ALBANY CITY COUNCIL

Annual Reports

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

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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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