The Topeka Human Relations Commission consist of nine (9) members drawn from diverse racial, ethnic, commercial, and industrial segments of the community, and who reside within the corporate limits of the city. The mayor from council nominations appoint the commissioners, and the council confirms such appointments. Members serve without compensation. The term of office of each member of the commission shall be for two (2) years. The commission shall select by majority vote one of the appointees as the chairperson of the commission. The commission meets monthly.
The Commission Will
Support efforts to eliminate prejudice because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, disability, national origin or ancestry, or age and further goodwill among all people of the city and promote goodwill, cooperation and conciliation within the city; Promote and facilitate Town Hall meetings and public forums on issues of interest and concern to residents of Topeka; Participate in outreach activities and public education; Partner with groups that share similar goals.
Each year, prepare and submit an annual report to the city and the city council of the commission's activities, identifying issues and problem areas within the Topeka community and, after reviewing the performance of the commission, propose any modifications to this chapter that would improve the effectiveness of the commission and better fulfill the antidiscrimination policies of the city.
|Lorean Williams - Chair (5/31/16)||Margo Rangel