Human Relations Commission

MEMBERS

  • Juanita Charles        
    • Oct. 2017 – June 2020
  • Michael Dale        
    • July 018 – June 2021
  • Ron Erb        
    • Sept. 2017 – June 2019
  • Mohsun Uddin Ghias    
    • July 2016 – June 2019
  • Feleesha Johnson    
    • July 2018 – June 2021
  • Mark Kelly        
    • Sept. 2016 – June 2019
  • Joann Latz        
    • July 2017 – June 2020
  • Erin Lee        
    • July 2018 – June 2021
  • Michael Spring        
    • Dec. 2017 – June 2019
  • Kimberly Wiggins    
    • Oct. 2017 – June 2020
  • Alexandra Wills        
    • July 2016 – June 2019

EX-OFFICIO

  • Joe Pitts        City Mayor 
  • Will Wyatt        Director of Human Resources

Members appointed in accordance with the provisions of City Code Sec. 1.5-1602 (ORDINANCE 15-2012-13, November 1, 2012).   Eleven (11) total voting members and two (2) non-voting ex-officio members. Ten (10) voting members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval. In addition to the ten (10) voting members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, the Mayor shall also appoint as a voting member one (1) member of the City Council. The Mayor of the City of Clarksville and the Director of the City Department of Human Resources, shall serve as non-voting ex-officio members of the Human Relations Commission; three year terms; two term limit.

CONTACT

Candy Johnson, Chair Human Relations Commission 931-920-7955

OUR PURPOSE

  • 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.

MEETING OBJECTIVES

  • 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. Human Relations Commission (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.

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CITY OF CLARKSVILLE TITLE VI POLICY

No person shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act should contact:
Debbie Smith Title VI Coordinator
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-221-0741