Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is an 11-member group of volunteers, appointed by the Mayor and Council, that is charged with minimizing the effects of conflict and promoting an appreciation of diversity within the city. To meet these goals, the HRC provides a variety of services and educational and cultural programs that promote global thinking, encourage civic awareness, and/or reflect the rich diversity found in the city. Some of these services and programs include voter registration and education, community outreach, the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, the Student Ambassador Program, the Multimedia Scholarship Competition, and community celebrations such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Rockville Pride. The HRC also advises the Mayor and Council on human rights issues that may affect residents.
To promote diversity and to improve human relations, it is important for the HRC to know and understand the issues that the city’s various communities face. To that end, the HRC engages in community outreach activities throughout the city and invites residents to attend its monthly meetings. To encourage community involvement, the HRC also invites residents to participate in its programs and to apply for commissioner positions as vacancies occur.
|Courtney Proctor, Chair||July 1, 2022|
|Andrew Lin||March 1, 2021|
|Bethany Pereira||October 1, 2022|
|Gabrielle Zwi||March 1, 2021|
|Kindra Jones||October 1, 2022|
|Oyebisi Olatoye||July 1, 2022|
|Delenia McIver||June 1, 2023|
|Amina Rogers||April 1, 2024|
|Karou Sakabe||April 1, 2024|
|Jennifer Avarez-Franz||February 1, 2023|
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Survey of the Wellbeing and Needs of the Rockville Community
Sponsored by the Human Rights and the Human Services Advisory Commission, the purpose of the survey is to gather data and solicit feedback from Rockville residents concerning matters of social justice, racism, bias and wellness in the Rockville community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The survey will be translated online and on paper in five languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese and Korean. It can be taken anonymously and will be open for at least 60 days.
For a paper version, call 240-314-8300. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications, please contact the ADA coordinator at 240-314-8108, firstname.lastname@example.org or Relay 711.