Human Relations Commission Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013
"The Clarksville Human Relations Commission (CHRC) meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in Room 115 of the Kimbrough Building, APSU on the south side of Marion Street between 8th and Henry Streets. The public is invited to our meetings."
- Organize educational programs for Clarksville residents and City employees on subjects dedicated to the enhancement of human relations, such as discrimination; diversity; cultural sensitivity; bullying; mediation; problem solving; City employment; City bidding; or anti-discrimination, employment, housing, or police conduct laws;
- Organize an educational program dedicated to the enhancement of human relations for a City governmental unit once the head of the unit consents to the educational program;
- Identify and meet with leaders of social, economic, racial ethnic, gender, and religious groups within the City;
- Make recommendations to, and consult with, educational institutions, local and national civil rights organizations, and community groups to foster better human relations;
- Consult with state and federal agencies regarding laws and policies addressing discrimination and other human relations issues;
- Partnership- It is important that we view our relationship with the City as a positive partnership to help improve our city’s diversity. We will work to be inclusive of the city departments in regards to feedback, planning, and collaboration.
- Marketing- develop marketing pieces that can be useful to city department heads and the general public with regards to diversity initiatives.
- Community Involvement- Make use of events that help promote our work within the community. An annual calendar of events and participation should be set at the beginning of each year. HRC should look to partner with organizations that may be able to help us meet goals.
- Continuing Education- HRC will network with other HRC’s in State, attend conferences, and become familiar with matters in the City of Clarksville that will assist in our work. Each member will commit to focusing on one area of diversity to contribute ideas to a strategic plan of the HRC.