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.
Term of office: 3 years
|Elyn Fisher||1/30/2023||Ward 1-a||12/31/2023||—|
|Keith Kolkow C||8/11/2021||Ward 2-a||12/31/2023||—|
|Allyson Dean||1/30/2023||Ward 3-a||12/31/2024||—|
|Miriam Cummins VC||1/13/2021||Ward 3-b||12/31/2024||1st|
|Greg Soriano||2/22/2021||Ward 2-b||12/31/2024||1st|
|Jamie Jones||12/15/2021||Ward 1-b||12/31/2025||1st|
*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair
All appointees shall be residents of the city of Albany, defined as maintaining their principal place of residence within the corporate boundaries of the city of Albany as they exist at the time of appointment. Should an appointee no longer meet the residency requirement, the appointee will vacate the seat immediately and the appointing Council member shall seek a replacement as soon as possible. (RES 6797, 2019)
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- 2019 HRC Annual Report (2.44MB pdf)
- 2018 HRC Annual Report (2.62MB pdf)
- 2017 HRC Annual Report (6.76MB pdf)
- 2016 HRC Annual Report (4.42MB pdf)
- 2015 HRC Annual Report (1.08MB pdf)
- 2014 HRC Annual Report (3.25MB pdf)
- 2013 HRC Annual Report (4.01MB pdf)
- 2012 HRC Annual Report (2.39MB pdf)
- 2010-2011 HRC Annual Report (1.45MB pdf)
- 2009 HRC Annual Report (2.4MB pdf)
- 2007-2008 HRC Annual Report (3.89MB pdf)
Human Relations Award
About the award and past winners