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Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was established in 1969, and is composed of 11 members and a non-voting member, who is a student under 18 years old. Commissioners must live in the county and they represent diversity of Howard County citizens.

The duties and responsibilities of the Commission are prescribed by law, and include recommending a civil rights policy to the County Executive and the County Council concurrently; the authority to make surveys and studies concerning human rights, conditions and problems; as well as, the authority to file a complaint when there is reason to believe a pattern or practice of discrimination exists.

 

TO CONTACT US, CALL OR WRITE:

Human Rights Commission
c/o Office of Human Rights
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 239
Columbia, MD 21046-3137
Tel. 410-313-6430 Fax 410-313-6468
TTY 410-313-6401

MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION  

 

H. TAYLOR WALLS, CHAIR
Term expires: 3/1/16

GENEVIEVETTE E. WALKER-LIGHTFOOT, VICE CHAIR
Term expires: 3/1/15

 

CHUEN-CHIN BIANCA CHANG
Term expires: 3/1/15

FRANK V. EASTHAM, JR.
Term expires: 3/1/17

SALMAN A. HUSSAIN
Term expires: 3/1/15

 

CATHERINE HYDE
Term Expires: 3/1/18

 

TIMOTHY J. JOHNSON
Term expires: 3/1/16

OPEL T. JONES, I
Term Expires : 3/1/19 
 

ILENE KESSLER
Term expires: 3/1/18 
 
IVETTE LOPEZ
Term expires: 3/1/17 
 

REV. ROBERT TURNER
Term expires: 3/1/19 

STUDENT COMMISSIONER 

GIOVANNA GUARNIERI
Term expires: 6/30/15 
 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION STAFF 

Barry Sanders, HRC Legal Counsel
Howard County Office of Law

C. Vernon Gray
HRC Executive Secretary

Stephanie M. Chapple
Recording Secretary