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Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission works to promote the fair and equal treatment of all Anne Arundel County residents and to counteract racism, discrimination, intolerance and hate/bias incidents in the County.


Working Together for Equality

Powers and Duties:
Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commission under Article 3, Title 5A, §3-5A-108 of the County Code and in furtherance of its mission, the Commission may:
  • Receive, mediate, and adjudicate complaints of discrimination in housing;
  • Initiate and investigate matters relating to discrimination in housing;
  • Provide mediation services;
  • Conduct public hearings;
  • Provide training and seminars in human relations;
  • Conduct educational programs;
  • Collect, research, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and educational materials to assist in the elimination of discrimination;
  • Make recommendations to the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments and offices on matters involving human relations, including housing discrimination, prejudice, and intergroup relations;
  • Suggest proposed legislation to the County Executive or the County Council; and
  • Cooperate with federal, state, and local commissions, agencies, organizations, and groups.

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Meeting Information

The eleven-member commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Complex, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.


Human Relations Commission Meetings

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