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Human Relations Commission

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.

Meeting Information

The eleven-member commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Arundel Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland.


Human Relations Commission Meetings

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