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 contact Norma Lopez for more information at 714-480-6594.
Role: Conducting hearings on civil and human rights issues; taking positions on challenging human relations issues; studying contentious issues relating to discrimination, intolerance and prejudice; mediating conflicts; educating institutions and individuals in Orange County about issues pertaining to change, diversity, fear and bigotry.
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 7:00 p.m. in conference room A/B on the Main floor of Building B, 1300 S. Grand Ave, Santa Ana, 92705. 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.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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