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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Applications Open for Human Rights Commission

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October 31, 2023

Applications Open for Human Rights Commission  

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Charlottesville Human Rights Commission (HRC) currently has four vacancies.  

The Human Rights Commission is a volunteer group of individuals appointed by City Council to act as a strong advocate for justice and equal opportunity by providing citywide leadership and guidance in the area of civil and human rights. The HRC also provides recommendations to City Council and engages with the public.  

In 2023, Commissioners chose to focus their work on the topic of housing in Charlottesville. The HRC used its public platform to host discussions on topics ranging from state-level legislation affecting housing affordability to the recent proposed expansion of emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Commissioners then used the information gathered from public engagement to present recommendations to City Council. Following the appointment of new Commissioners this December, the HRC will meet to develop its priorities for the next year.   

Individuals interested in serving on the Human Rights Commission should apply through the City's Boards and Commissions Vacancies webpage by December 8th, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to review the Human Rights Commissioner Service Description to learn more about the time commitments and responsibilities of Commission service. For more information, visit

Human Rights Webpage:

Boards and Commissions Application:

HRC Service Description:

Media Contact:
Todd Niemeier
Director of Human Rights
City of Charlottesville

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