Commission on Human Rights

The City of Albany's Commission on Human Rights is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the 8th Annual Human Rights Recognition Reception to be held April 19, 2018.
The Commissioners will honor those individuals and organizations (including our youth), within the City of Albany, who best exemplify the Commission’s objective of fostering a climate of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding among all groups living and working in the City.
Members of the community are invited to nominate residents of all ages and organizations who make a difference affecting our City's diverse communities, those serving our youth, seniors, our needy and the varied cultural and religious groups.
Nominations must be no more than five hundred words in length and mailed electronically to or sent to City Albany, Commission on Human Rights, 24 Eagle St. Rm.306, Albany, NY 12207. All nominations must be received by March 26, 2018.

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 (2018) are as follows:

February 20, 2018 June 19, 2018 October 16, 2018
March 20, 2018 July 17, 2018 November 20, 2018
April 17, 2018 August 21, 2018 December 18, 2018
May 15, 2018 September 18, 2018  

City of Albany Commission on Human Rights Complaint Form

Commission Members

Brenda Robinson-Chair  518-596-0936 
Ronald Dunn - Vice Chair  518-432-8487 
Linda Hunt 518-526-2738
Judith A. Mazza 518-505-7166
Latwana Ellis  518-210-9858 
Jacquelyn Richards  518-788-3337 
Andres Rivera Jr.   518-445-5487 
Valerie Wilkins-Roberts  518-505-2463 
Shontell Smith 518-225-3626 
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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.