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.
Commissioners serve two-year terms and are appointed by City Council. Learn more about applying to boards and commissions.
The Human Relations Commission is made up of focused subcommittees chaired by commissioners. Review the full list of commission members (PDF) (MS Word). All meetings are open to the public, and subcommittee volunteers are needed.
Commissioners annually work with City staff to host the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.
Human Relations Commission Committees
Human Services Committee
Chair: Commissioner Kevin Williams - 336-615-6312
Engages community organizations, groups, and individuals, and assists in integrating immigrants and refugees in order to build a more diverse community.
Montgomery / Wells Housing Committee
Chair: Commissioner Tonya Doane - 336-686-3827
Works closely with the Planning and Neighborhood Development departments, the City’s fair housing specialist, the Code Enforcement Division, and Greensboro Housing Coalition in advocating for equal opportunity to affordable, well-maintained housing.
Chair: Commissioner Michael Picarelli - 336-285-8261
Celebrates Human Relations Month and builds relationships with Guilford County Schools, Guilford Educational Alliance, and National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).
Complaint Review Committee
Chair: Commissioner Chantale Wesley-Lamin - 336-554-2381
Reviews and assesses complaints made against sworn Greensboro Police Department (GPD) officers.
International Advisory Committee
Partners with Greensboro's international community to support community-based organizations serving immigrants and refugees in the City.
Chair: Commissioner Zac Engle - 336-303-0455
Promotes fair employment practices to small businesses through outreach, education, training, and intervention services to foster diverse and inclusionary practices in the workplace.