Commission on Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights is responsible for enforcing the City's Human Rights Ordinance in order to resolve incidences of discrimination or tension between conflicting groups within the community. The Commission on Human Rights has general jurisdiction to hear disputes and appeals referred by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.

The Commission on Human Rights exists to help the community foster mutual respect and understanding of all persons regardless of race, religion or national background.

Click here to view the Commission on Human Rights By Laws.

The Commission on Human Rights meets the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Scheduled meetings for calendar year (2017) are as follows:

January 17 - Cancelled due to NQ May 16 - Cancelled due to NQ October 17 
February 17  June 20  November 21 - Cancelled
March 21 - Cancelled due to NQ July 18  December 19
April 4 - Special meeting  August 15   
April 13 - No meeting CHR Reception  September 19  


City of Albany Commission on Human Rights Complaint Form

Commission Members

Brenda Robinson-Chair  518-596-0936  kingnqueens7@aol.com 
Ronald Dunn - Vice Chair  518-432-8487  rdunn@gdwo.net 
Linda Hunt 518-526-2738  lshunt@nycap.rr.com
Judith A. Mazza 518-505-7166  mazzaj@nycap.rr.com
Latwana Ellis  518-210-9858  iceblue626@gmail.com 
Jacquelyn Richards  518-788-3337  j.chyrell.richards@gmail.com 
Andres Rivera Jr.   518-445-5487  malikbx179@gmail.com 
Valerie Wilkins-Roberts  518-505-2463  valroberts7658@gmail.com 
Shontell Smith 518-225-3626 Shontell.smith@gmail.com 
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Applicable Laws
City of Albany General Code Chapter 42 Part 36 Article XLVII Sections 42-361 to 42-367 and
Chapter 48 Articles I - III Sections 48-1 to 48-27
New York State General City Law Article 12-D Sections 239-O to 239-T

Commission on Human Rights Contact

City Hall
Room 301
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5296

Fax: (518) 434-5269

For more information, please visit the Department of Administrative Services.