Human Relations Commission

About the Commission

The Human Relations Commission develops positive human relations through education, encouragement of greater respect and understanding between people, their equal opportunity rights under the law and the recognition of the racial, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the El Cerrito community.

The purpose of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to initiate educational and cultural programs, promote tolerance and mutual respect between all persons. When requested by the City Council, the Commission will evaluate and make recommendations regarding discrimination charges levied against the City, upon the direction of the council. Commission members shall be generally representative of the demographics of the City including the racial, religious, age, gender, ethnic, and other groups.

Learn more about the HRC's initiatives:
Stop Hate. Together.
Loving Day
Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Enabling Legislation

E.C.M.C. 2.04.270


Buddy Akacić
Julia Conant
Lee Kariuki
Alice K. Morris
Margo Hunter Parisi, Chair
Walter M. Williams III
Mina Wilson

Council Liaison

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto

Staff Liaison

Kristen Cunningham, Human Resources Manager
(510) 215-4304


7:00 p.m., 1st Wednesday of every month
Hillside Conference Room, City Hall
10890 San Pablo Avenue

2020 Regular Meeting Calendar 


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