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Human Relations Commission

Promoting human dignity, equal opportunity, mutual respect and harmony

The Human Relations Commission works to promote human dignity, equal opportunity and harmony among Raleigh residents. The commission also promotes activities and programs for residents without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. The commission sponsors a number of activities that promote diversity and human relations.

Interested in Serving?

If you would like to be considered for service on the Human Relations Commission, please complete the online interest form 




Raleigh Pathways Center
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


Mailing Address:
Human Relations 
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602

Staff Liaison
Marquita Mbonu

Meeting Information

Meets the second Thursday of each month 
The next Human Relations Commission meeting will be held virtually on Nov.12 at 6 p.m. 

The public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom! 

All meetings will be held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. No in-person meetings will be held until further notice. 

The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-301-715-8592 with the Webinar ID 842 7921 7143

Agendas and Minutes 
View agenda for upcoming meetings


The Commission sponsors a number of activities that promote diversity and human relations. Among them:

Read the Human Relations Commission FY20 Workplan 



Bearta Al Chahar
Serving: 1st Term
1/23/19 - 1/21/21
Keith Karlsson
Serving: 3rd Term
7/5/2018 - 9/17/2022
Mary Thompson
Serving:2nd Term
Avery Walter
Serving: 1st Term
Yakob Lemma
Serving: 1st Term 
Byron Laws
Serving: 1st Term
Crystal Hill-Melvin
Serving: 1st Term 
Jim Morgan
Serving: 1st Term
Patsy Morgan
Serving: 1st Term 
Trey Roberts
Serving: 1st Term 
Christopher (Matt) Cozzi
Serving: 1st Term 
Gabriela Magallanes 
Serving: 1st Term 
Taty Padilla
Serving: 3rd Term
3/16/2020 - 3/15/2022
Torrey Dixon
Serving: 1st Term


Schedule to Appear Before Commission

If you would like to schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact city staff liaison, Marquita Mbonu, at 919-996-5740.