Human Relations Commission

Contact Info

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


  • COMPOSITION:
    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
  • DUTIES:
    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, and (in housing complaints) source of income.
    • Filing a Complaint
      Contact the Commission staff liaison at (410)-263-7998 or HRCommission@annapolis.gov. 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.
  • MEETINGS:
    Monthly, 1st Monday, 6:30 p.m., "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center
  • LIAISON:
    Department of Human Resources, Tricia Hopkins, (410)-263-7998

 

MEMBERSHIP APPOINTED REAPPOINTED EXPIRES
Helen F. Leitch 6/13/1992 7/23/2012 6/30/2015
Ida Mae Sims 11/8/1993 7/25/2011 6/30/2014
Dianne Graham 4/20/2010 6/30/2013
Dianne Williams 4/20/2010 6/30/2013
John T. Smith
10/14/2013
6/30/2016
Martha G. Scott 1/8/2007 7/25/2011 6/30/2014
Michael J. Keller, Chair 9/30/1999 9/22/2014 6/30/2017
Minna Doskow 2/9/2009 7/23/2012  6/30/2015
Patience A. Schenck 5/8/2000 7/23/2012  6/30/2015
Vacancy

Rosemary Katchmar 5/11/2006 7/23/2012 6/30/2015
Timothy Boston 11/19/2007 7/25/2011 6/30/2013
Wanda Mitchell 11/9/2009 7/23/2012  6/30/2015
Vacancy 

Edith Knight  10/25/2010 6/30/2013