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About the commission

The Human Relations Commission was established to foster a city that is stable, safe, and just. The Commission was established to strengthen and celebrate every resident of Albany by being committed to the philosophy of acceptance, inclusion, equal opportunity accessibility, dignity, and fair treatment for all. The HRC advises the city council and the city manager. When making recommendations, the HRC:

  • strives for actions that lead to positive and respectful relations committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the city.
  • recommends and promotes activities, programs, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities that will serve to maintain respectful interactions within Albany.
  • works to ensure that historically marginalized and underrepresented people and communities in Albany have equal access to city programs and services, and representation in City decision making.
  • addresses concerns and complaints about discrimination through education and available community resources.

Upcoming meetings

The Human Relations Commission usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m..

June 25, 2024, 6:00pm
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July 23, 2024, 6:00pm
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Staff liaison

Kim Lyddane
Parks & Recreation Director
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NameAppointedByExpiresFull Term*
Allyson Dean   C1/30/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2024
VacantAPPLYWard 2-b12/31/2024
Miriam Cummins  1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2024 1st
Robyn Davis   VC3/22/2021Mayor12/31/2025 1st
Jamie Jones  12/15/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2025 1st
Hedie Schulte  2/28/2024Ward 2-a12/31/2026 1st
Alyssa Nydegger  1/24/2024Ward 1-a12/31/2026 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.25

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
*(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: The city council will endeavor to appoint commissioners who represent a cross-section of the entire community.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

May 28, 2024   
April 23, 2024   
March 26, 2024  
February 27, 2024  
January 23, 2024  
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Human Relations Award

About the award and past winners

Limited English Proficiency Plan

The Limited English Proficiency Plan is a document that describes how an organization will provide services to individuals who are non-English speaking or have limited English proficiency. The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has developed a set of five elements to include in the LEP Plan (needs assessment, language services offered, notices, training for staff, and evaluation). The City's first LEP plan was adopted by the City Council in 2015. It was revised in 2024.

Pride365: A list of celebrations, rememberances, and awareness

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Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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Member Training

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