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Human Relations Commission Members

The Commission is responsible for enforcing Article 183 "Fair Housing" and Article 185 "Human Relations" of the City of York Codified Ordinances, which includes performing intake, investigation and determination of complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The Commission also monitors and reports on hate crimes and other civil tensions within the City and its surrounding areas working with local, state and federal agencies. The Commission engages in workshops, meetings, community outreach and collaborative efforts to promote diversity, equality and non-violence in the City of York and beyond. The Commission advocates for the civil rights of all citizens of the city.

Members of the Commission must be residents of the City of York selected from a broad representative cross-sector of racial, ethnic and economic groups sympathetic to the principles and purposes of Article 185 of the York City Codified Ordinances.

Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval and confirmation of Council, and shall serve without compensation. Members serve three year terms, however, any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

Contact: Johanna Ramirez, Administrative Intake Support Specialist, Human Relations Commission - Phone: (717) 846-2926.

Meetings: Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers 101 S. George St York, PA 17401.


 2016 Commissioner Meetings

January 25- Agenda *Meeting Canceled*

February 15- Agenda Approved Minutes
March 21- Agenda Approved Minutes
April 18 - AgendaApproved Minutes
May 16 - Agenda Approved Minutes
June 20-Agenda Approved minutes

*Summer Recess-No meeting in July or August*

September 19- Agenda
October 17- Agenda
November 21
December 19
  1. Karen Rollins-Fitch, Acting Chair, Term expires 7/16/18 
  2. VACANT, Term expires 7/16/18 (To fill unexpired term of James Sawor)
  3. Harold Myers, Term expires 7/16/19 (Filled unexpired term of Amy Chamberlin) 
  4. Jeanne E. Buckingham,Term expires 7/16/17 (Filled unexpired term of Raquel Lilly)
  5. Cheril L. Chronister, Term expires 7/16/18 
  6. VACANT - Term expires 7/16/17 (To fill unexpired term of Nate Rivera) 
  7. Kenneth F. Woerthwein, Term expires 7/16/17
  8. Stan Sexton, Term expires 7/16/19 
  9. VACANT - Term expires 7/16/19
  10. Mark Rhodes, Term expires 7/16/17 
  11. Judy A. Ritter-Dickson, Term expires 7/16/18 (Filled unexpired term of Caroline Williams)


Attention community members!


The CYHRC is looking for volunteers to serve on the Commission Board. If you are interested in serving the community by becoming a Commissioner, please forward your resume and a letter of interest to the HRC office.