Human Relations Commission
Sandra Houston, Administrator
Sandra Houston 431-2280
The Human Relations Commission was established by ordinance in 1976 as a municipal department with staff. In 1995, the Human Relations Ordinance was revised to strengthen the ordinance’s enforcement power regarding unlawful discrimination.
The seven member Commission, who is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, is composed of citizens from the community. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Department on community related issues; promote and conduct programs that foster human relations among all citizens regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and economic background; and to encourage a community free of discrimination. The Commission’s primary responsibilities consist of hearing and deciding cases of unlawful discrimination and complaints against City employees such as police complaints.
The Department’s primary responsibilities consist of receiving and investigating complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, complaints against City employees and planning community related programs.
Pursuant to Chapter 95, Section 95.01, of the City of Danville Code of Ordinances, it is the policy of the City to secure for all of its citizens within the City freedom from unlawful discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations because of: Race, Color, Religion, Age, Sex, National Origin, Marital Status, Physical or Mental Disability and Familial Status (Housing Only).
Filing a Discrimination Complaint