Founded: In 1971 as an official governmental commission by the Board of Supervisors in collaboration with the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities.
Mission: Seek out the causes of tension and conflict, discrimination and intolerance and attempt to eliminate those causes.
Appointment Authority: Six Commissioners appointed by the OC Board of Supervisors, five appointed by the City Selection Committee staffed by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Orange County. Individuals interested in serving on the Commission may apply at http://www.ocgov.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=4460 or for more information contact 714-834-2206.
Role: Receive and hear specific complaints and problems of discrimination; discuss each matter as appropriate and when appropriate make findings and report those findings, engage in research and education for the purpose of lessening and eliminating prejudice and its effects, coordinate and promote educational programs, which will foster understanding among various groups within Orange County; and work for the development of constructive community educational programs to prevent future problems and provide assistance and referral services to individuals and groups, which will facilitate understanding and participation in the decision-making process of Orange County institutions.
Commissioner’s Responsibility: Prepare for, attend and participate in the monthly meetings of the Commission. Participate in at least one committee.
Orange County Human Relations Commission meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Commission Room on the first floor of the Hall of Administration, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 92701. Commission meetings are open to the public; guests are invited to speak during the Open Forum. The office, parking lot and restrooms are accessible to people with disabilities.
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