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Last Updated: 2019-12-10

Human Rights Commission


The Human Rights Commission was established to advise the City Council and the Mayor on matters involving human rights violations occurring within the city of Richmond.

Appointed Members of the Human Rights Commission.


On November 14, 2016, Richmond City Council adopted ordinance 2016-254 to establish a Human Rights Commission Task Force to evaluate the need for and scope of a Human Rights Commission and to provide the Council with recommendations concerning any necessity to create such a commission.

On June 11, 2018, Richmond City Council adopted ordinance 2018-044 establishing the Human Rights Commission.


The October 24, 2019 City Council follow-up presentation materials:
    Update on the Work of the Human Rights Commission.
    Report on the Functions of the Human Rights Commission.

The Richmond Municipal Equality Index performance report is listed in the HRC 2019 MEI Scorecard.

Contact Us

Contact Information:

Human Services
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., 5th Flr, Ste 501
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on City Holidays
Phone: (804) 646-5823
Fax: (804) 646-6035

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