Commission on Human Rights
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The Commission has 15 members. The members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The members are men and women who are broadly representative of the diverse population of the County. Each member serves a 3-year term. The Executive designates a member of the Commission to be chair. The Commission may elect other officers, as it deems necessary. Three members of the Commission serve on the Case Review Board which handles appeals and hearings for discrimination complaints.
The Commission must meet at least once a month for nine months in each calendar year. Eight members of the Commission who are qualified to vote constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of those present at a meeting is required for any official action by the Commission.
The Commission's duties mandate that it work to eliminate discrimination, prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry in housing, recreation, education, health, employment, public accommodations, and justice, regardless of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic status, presence of children, or source of income, and promote goodwill, cooperation, understanding and human relations among all residents. The members of the Commission serve without compensation.
The Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Office fo Human Rights, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, in Rockville. Meetings are open to the public. Please call the Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450 to confirm.
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONERS
Russell Campbell, ChairSambhu Banik