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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


Term of office: 3 years

Scott Lawley VC9/12/2018Ward 2-a12/31/2020 1st
Stephanie Newton C1/10/2018Ward 1-a12/31/2020 1st
Jo Rae Perkins1/23/2019Ward 2-b12/31/2021 1st
VacantAPPLYWard 3-a12/31/2021
VacantAPPLYWard 3-b12/31/2021
Ray Kopczynski1/22/2020Mayor12/31/2022 1st
VacantAPPLYWard 1-b12/31/2022

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

Staff Liaison

Jorge Salinas
Deputy City Manager/CIO

Upcoming Meetings

September 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Remote Meeting (see agenda for details)

October 27, 2020, 7:00pm
Municipal Courtroom, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio/Video
September 22, 2020   
August 25, 2020   
July 28, 2020 Available after meeting 
June 23, 2020 Available after meeting 
February 25, 2020  
January 28, 2020  
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