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The mission of the Human Relations Commission is to improve the quality of life for Greensboro residents by encouraging fair treatment and promoting mutual understanding and respect among all people.

HRC Committees

Human Services Committee 
Chair: (Interim) Commissioner Janice Reaves
Mission: Assess the viability and format of the Human Services Committee programs.


  • Promote good human relations by conducting programs that enhance the quality of human relations in our community and educate residents on human relations issues
  • Engage community organizations, groups, and individuals to build a more diverse community
  • Assist in integrating immigrants and refugees into the community and establish referral links with City organizations and institutions.

Montgomery / Wells Housing Committee
Chair: Commissioner Paul Ksieniewicz
Mission: Encourage fair treatment and promote mutual understanding and respect in housing-related matters.


  • Continue to stay abreast of housing issues and keep commissioners informed
  • Work closely with the Planning and Neighborhood Development departments as they implement the Five-Year Consolidated Plan
  • Work with the Division of Code Enforcement as it applies housing code regulations
  • Continue to work collaboratively with the Greensboro Housing Coalition in advocating for affordable, well-maintained housing for all city residents
  • Work closely with the City's Fair Housing Specialist to educate the public on housing matters.

Education Committee
Chair: Commissioner Michael Picarelli
Mission: Encourage fair treatment and promote mutual understanding and respect in the Guilford County Schools.


  • Continue to celebrate Human Relations Month and build relationships with Guilford County Schools 
  • Build a relationship with the Guilford Education Alliance and National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)

Complaint Review Committee
Chair: Commissioner Clarence Shuford
Mission: Build trust and credibility in the complaint review process.


  • Review complaints / meet with Greensboro Police Department (GPD) staff
  • Continue outreach to the community regarding our existence
  • Work on the issue of gangs in the schools and the GPD response.

International Advisory Committee
Chair: Umar Awan
Mission: Partners with Greensboro's international community with special emphasis on expanding immigrant and refugee populations.

Employment Committee
Chair: Commissioner Kevin Williams
Mission: Promote fair employment practices to small businesses through outreach, education, training, and intervention services to foster diverse and inclusionary practices in the workplace.


  • Support emerging small businesses and foster sustainability of existing small businesses in Greensboro.
Last updated: 3/27/2014 11:22:24 AM