Human Rights & Relations Commission

Mission

The Human Rights & Relations Commission seeks to foster mutual understanding and respect among all members of the community; work with governmental and non-governmental organizations charged with promoting an integrated and diverse community; recommend participation in events which  reflect the diversity of the community; and promote interracial dialogue.

Values

The Hamden Human Rights Commission values all community members by encouraging a culture of Human Rights acknowledgment, compliance, and accountability by empowering all members of the community to be self-advocates. 

The Hamden Human Rights Commission values relationships among stakeholders in the community that embodies dignity and respect. 

Hamden Human RightsMeetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Hamden Government Center
    3rd Floor Conference Room
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518
    • MEETINGS MAY BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. CHECK AGENDA FOR INFORMATION.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Calendars

Establishment Ordinance

Par. 33.135 Establishment

  1. The Commission on Human Rights and Relations shall consist of nine members, all electors of the Town, to be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval of the Legislative Council. Not more than six members of the Commission shall be of the same political party. Commission members shall serve without compensation.
  2. Of the nine Commissioners first appointed, three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years; three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of two years; and three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of one year. Thereafter, all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years. In the event of a vacancy in the Commission's membership, the succeeding member shall be appointed to serve the unexpired term of the vacating member. The mayor may remove any member for cause, which shall include failure to attend, without reasonable excuse, three meetings during any calendar year. (Ordinance 433, passed 12, March 2001)

Members

This commission consists of nine members, no more than six can be of the same political party. This three-year appointment is recommended by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council

Sean Cardwell, Chairman
Rabbi Herbert Brockman
Ganiyu S. MimikoMartha Walker
Liana Paglia (Clerk)