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.
Human Services Committee
Chair: Commissioner Ed Cobbler
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 citizens 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 Community Development Department as it implements 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
Chair: Commissioner Michael Picarelli, HRC Vice Chair
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 Wendell F. Phillips, HRC Chair
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
Mission: Partners with Greensboro's international community with a special emphasis on the expanding immigrant and refugee populations
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.
- To provide continued support to the Partnering With Business Initiative (PWB).
- To support emerging small businesses and foster sustainability of existing small businesses in Greensboro.