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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 York City 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: 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.


2014 Agendas & Meeting Minutes


January 20


Approved Minutes

February 17


Approved Minutes

March 17


 April 21    
May 19 June 16 September 15 October 20
November 17 December 15    
*No Meetings July and August (Summer Recess)* 


  1. Cheril L. Chronister, Term expires 7/16/15 (Filled unexpired term of Rijelle Kraft)
  2. Vacancy, Term expires 7/16/14 (Filled unexpired term of Jose Aponte)
  3. Kenneth F. Woerthwein, Term expires 7/16/14 (Filled unexpired term of Ralph Serpe)
  4. Karen Rollins-Fitch, Term expires 7/16/15 (Filled expired term of Cindy Mitzel)
  5. Amy Chamberlin, Term expires 7/16/16 (Filled expired term of Phyllis Ann Dowling)
  6. James Sawor, Term expires 7/16/15 (Filled unexpired term of Lynn Faircloth)
  7. Stan Sexton, Term expires 7/16/16 (Filled expired term of Victor E. Brown)
  8. Rebecca Moore - Term expires 7/16/16 (Filled unexpired term of Tia Underkoffler)
  9. Mark Rhodes, Term expires 7/16/14 (Filled expired term of Michael Gibson)
  10. Raquel J. Lilly, Term expires 7/16/14 (Filled unexpired term of Tanisha N. Silvagnoli)
  11. Caroline Williams, Term expires 7/16/15 (Filled expired term of Eric Orr)