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 three-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
HRC Chair: Samuel Hawkins - 336-451-3532
HRC Vice Chair: Moussa Issifou - 336-255-1870
Chair: David Wils - 336-837-9476
Supports efforts to raise awareness about the importance of equal access to education for all residents.
Promotes fair employment practices to small businesses through outreach, education, training, and intervention services to foster diverse and inclusionary practices in the workplace.
Human Services Committee
Engages community organizations, groups, and individuals, and assists in integrating immigrants and refugees in order to build a more diverse community.
International Advisory Committee
Chair: Franca Jalloh - 336-373-2038
Partners with Greensboro's international community to support community-based organizations serving immigrants and refugees in the City.
Montgomery / Wells Housing Committee
Chair: Moussa Issifou - 336-255-1870
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.
Committee for Social Equity
Chair: Samuel Hawkins - 336-451-3532
Partners with local initiatives and agencies to identify and recommend changes to areas of systemic inequity.