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About the commission

The Human Relations Commission makes recommendations to the council about activities, programs, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities that will serve to maintain respectful interactions within Albany. The commission will address concerns and complaints about discrimination through education and available community resources.

Upcoming meetings

The Human Relations Commission usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m..

December 26, 2023, 6:00pm
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January 23, 2024, 6:00pm
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Staff liaison

Kim Lyddane
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City Council's annual advisory group recruitment is open now!

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Keith Kolkow   C8/11/2021Ward 2-a12/31/2023
Elyn Fisher  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2023
Allyson Dean  1/30/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2024
Greg Soriano  2/22/2021Ward 2-b12/31/2024 1st
Miriam Cummins   VC1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2024 1st
Robyn Davis  3/22/2021Mayor12/31/2025 1st
Jamie Jones  12/15/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.25

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: The city council will endeavor to appoint commissioners who represent a cross-section of the entire community.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

November 28, 2023  Available after meeting 
October 24, 2023  Available after meeting 
September 26, 2023   
August 22, 2023  Available after meeting 
July 25, 2023  
June 27, 2023  
May 23, 2023  
April 25, 2023 Available after meeting 
March 28, 2023  Available after meeting 
February 28, 2023 Available after meeting 
January 24, 2023 Available after meeting 
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Annual Reports

Human Relations Award

About the award and past winners

Limited English Proficiency Plan

English | Spanish

Pride365: A list of celebrations, rememberances, and awareness

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Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


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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