Human Relations Commission

Boards and Commissions Coordinator's  Contact Info

About the web page updates or additional postings please contact the Boards and Commissions Coordinator at or  410-263-7997.
Fax documents: 410-216-9284
Mail: 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 
attention: Boards and Commissions Coordinator. 

    Fifteen residents who have demonstrated an interest in and have acquired experience in matters relating to human relations concerns. Term - three years. Appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Aldermen.
  • CITY CODE: 2.48.104
    To accept complaints relating to discrimination, to survey practices and conditions in the areas of public accommodation, employment, housing, recreation, employment, and education. To make recommendations concerning legislation, to advise and counsel business entities, and to mediate disagreements.
    • Types of Discrimination
      The Commission can accept complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and (in housing complaints) source of income.
    • Filing a Complaint
      Contact the Commission staff liaison at (410)-263-7998 or To register a complaint, a formal complaint form must be completed and returned. This form is fill-in-able online. Save it to your computer, then attached to an email to the department on the header. Adobe Reader (free download) is needed to view and fill out the form.
    • Preventing a Complaint
      If you are interested in learning more about ways you can help prevent discrimination, please contact the Commission staff liaison.
    • Speakers
      Commission members are available to make presentations about its work to community, civic, neighborhood, business, nonprofit, religious and other organizations in Annapolis. Likewise, the Commission is eager to schedule talks at its meetings by representatives of groups involved in activities relating to human relations. Please contact the Commission staff liaison.
    Monthly, 1st Monday, 6:30 p.m., "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center
    Department of Human Resources, Tricia Hopkins, (410)-263-7998


Helen F. Leitch 6/13/1992 7/13/2015 6/30/2018
Ida Mae Sims 11/8/1993 4/27/2015 6/30/2017
Dianne Graham 4/20/2010 4/27/2015 6/30/2016
John T. Smith            10/14/2013 6/30/2016
Martha G. Scott 1/8/2007 4/27/2015 6/30/2017
Michael J. Keller, Chair 9/30/1999 9/22/2014 6/30/2017
Patience A. Schenck 5/8/2000 7/13/2015  6/30/2018
Rosemary Katchmar 5/11/2006 7/13/2015 6/30/2018
Wanda Mitchell 11/9/2009 7/14/2015 6/30/2018
Edith Knight  10/25/2010 4/27/2015 6/30/2016
Charles A. Hurley  7/13/2015   6/30/2017
Scott MacMullen  7/13/2015   6/30/2017
Matthew A. O'Neill  7/13/2015   6/30/2016