Human Rights & Relations Commission

Hamden Human RightsMeetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Hamden Government Center
    3rd Floor Conference Room
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518

View the 2019 Human Rights and Relations Commission Calendar (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • David Lee Asbery
  • Rabbi Hebert Brockman
  • Sean T. Cardwell
  • Michelle L. Forte
  • Wanda Anderson Harris
  • John S. Landin
  • Ganiyu S. Mimiko
  • Martha Walker
  • (Vacancy)
  • Clerk (Vacant)

Mission

The mission of the Commission on Human Rights and Relations is to facilitate respect, discourse, education and understanding in the Hamden community relating to the backgrounds and identities of its members, and to eradicate prejudice and discrimination on an arbitrary basis.

Purpose

The purposes of the Commission are as follows:

  1. To foster mutual understanding and respect among all members of the community.
  2. To encourage equality of treatment and respect among all members of the community.

Establishment Ordinance

Par. 33.135 Establishment

  1. The Commission on Human Rights and Relations shall consist of nine members, all electors of the Town, to be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval of the Legislative Council. Not more than six members of the Commission shall be of the same political party. Commission members shall serve without compensation.
  2. Of the nine Commissioners first appointed, three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years; three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of two years; and three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of one year. Thereafter, all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years. In the event of a vacancy in the Commission's membership, the succeeding member shall be appointed to serve the unexpired term of the vacating member. The mayor may remove any member for cause, which shall include failure to attend, without reasonable excuse, three meetings during any calendar year. (Ordinance 433, passed 12, March 2001)