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Human Relations Commission

The purpose of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to provide all of its citizens equal opportunity for education, employment, access to public conveniences and accommodations, and acquisition through purchase or rental of real property, including but not limited to housing.

The HRC promotes through reasonable means and methods, equality of opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. This is accomplished through enforcement, training and prevention.

The HRC is authorized through federal, state and city laws to receive a complaint or complaints of alleged discriminatory practice or practices and conduct an investigation.

Its mission is also to advise and cooperate with any agency or agencies, officer or officers of the City in relation to problems contemplated within the scope of eliminating discrimination and to make recommendations for the improvement of relationships within the community for the education and training of employees of the City, relative to the improvement of the relationships within the community. The HRC distributes information as in its judgment will tend to minimize or eliminate discrimination. However, the commission shall not have the power to disclose confidential information.

The Human Relations Commission is an 11-member board with the Mayor appointing six members, the City Council two members, the County Commissioners two members, and the County Council one member.

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