Human Relations Commission

It is our understanding that there may be some general "misunderstanding" by some of our residents and leadership regarding possible preferences given to current as well as former Annapolis residents regarding the resident selection process regarding the new affordable housing development Towne Courts at 2010 West Street in Annapolis.

This is a link to a website which explains why preferences are not given:

 Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership

The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) is a non-profit organization that expands housing choices for families with low incomes, who have historically been excluded from housing in well-resourced neighborhoods, helping them to access and transition successfully to safe, healthy, and economically vibrant communities. As the Regional Administrator for the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, BRHP has opened pathways to a better future for low-income families for nearly 15 years. Please read about the 2005 court decision being the foundation and impetus for providing residents in our entire Region with the opportunity to improve their families' quality of life by moving to a place/County/City of their choice.

Throughout the United States, the provisions of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3600, et seq.) make it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, and financing of housing, and in the provision of brokerage and appraisal services, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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Name Appointed Reappointed Expires
Michael J. Keller, Chair 9/9/1996 5/31/2019 6/30/2023
Dianne Graham 3/22/2010 12/9/2019 6/30/2025
Charles A. Hurley 6/22/2015 5/31/2019 6/30/2023
Rosemary Katchmar 5/11/2006 6/28/2021 6/30/2024
Edith Knight 10/25/2010 6/30/2019 6/30/2025
Helen F. Leitch 7/13/1992 6/28/2021 6/30/2024
Ida Mae Sims 11/8/1993 4/29/2019 6/30/2023
Jerry "Jay" Williams 1/23/2017 12/9/2019 6/30/2025
Jeremy Browning 7/23/2018   6/30/2024
Joshua Hatch 7/23/2022   6/30/2025


This committee includes 15 residents who have demonstrated an interest in and have acquired experience in matters relating to human relations concerns. The terms are 3 years and members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Aldermen.


See the City Code relating to the Human Relations Commission.

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Additional Info

For more information on the commission and it's members click the links below: 

Michael Keller, Chair

Commission overview- Video

Patience A. Schenck

Martha G. Scott

Dianne Graham

Ida Mae Sims

Edith Knight

Charles A. Hurley