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The Human Relations Commission (HRC) was established in 2007 by the Albany City Council to strengthen connections within Albany’s diverse community by being committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, fair treatment for all residents of Albany and promoting harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany.

It was created to recommend programs, activities, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities which will serve the goal of maintaining respectful interactions within our community. The HRC recommendations are submitted to the City Council and City Manager.

In formulating its recommendations, the HRC strives for actions that lead to positive and respectful relations committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community.  The duties of the Commission do not include the investigation or sanctioning of individual acts of unlawful or discriminatory behavior, but instead focus on recommending community activities that may be expected to promote positive change.

Regular Meetings


Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.


City Hall
Municipal Court Room
333 Broadalbin SW
Albany, OR 97321

See the Events & Public Meetings Calendar for exact Meeting dates.

Annual Reports

Other Documents

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (English)
  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (Spanish)


  • Alice Brockgreitens, Ward I
  • Javier Cervantes, Ward I
  • Tina Dodge Vera, Ward III
  • Chris Equinoa, Ward I
  • Denise Hughes-Tafen, Ward I
  • Stephanie Newton Azorr, Vice Chair, Ward I
  • Kim Whitley, Ward I
Term of office

3 years

City Staff Liaison
Jorge Salinas
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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved Minutes
February 27, 2018 PDF (14542KB) 
January 23, 2018 PDF (3077KB) PDF (25KB)