Human Relations Commission

Human Relations Commission (HRC)


To preserve human rights, and work to foster mutual respect for all people who live or work in Alameda County.


The Alameda County Human Relations Commission was created in1964 to create an environment in which each person may realize their highest potential unhampered by any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigrant status, gender, age, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and mental or physical feasibilities protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The commission consists of sixteen (16) members appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Each supervisor can nominate three members from their district. There is one seat available to the Alameda County Mayors' Conference. The HRC also nominates one member to serve on the Commission on the Status of Women.

Contact the HRC:

You may contact the HRC by contacting Commission staff identified below:

  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
    Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations

Human Relations Commission Calendar

The Commission normally meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meeting schedule is subject to change.

The Commission welcomes you to its meetings and your interest is appreciated. Public comment is permitted after each item on the agenda. If you wish to speak on a matter on the agenda or during public input:

  • The Human Relations Commission welcomes you to its meetings and your interest is appreciated. Public comment is permitted after each item on the agenda and during open public comment for items not on the agenda. If you wish to speak:
  • Instructions on joining a meeting by video conference are available at
  • Select Click here to join the meeting in your meeting invite to be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app. If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically. If you don’t have a Teams account and the organizer has allowed it, you may have the option to enter your name to join the meeting. If you do have a Teams account, select Sign in to join with access to the meeting chat and more. Then, depending on the organizer’s settings, you may join the meeting right away or go to the lobby where people in the meeting can admit you.
  • When addressing the Commission, please give your name for the record before your presentation. If you wish to speak on a matter not on the agenda, please wait until the Chair calls for public input at the end of the Regular Calendar. NOTE: Only matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction may be addressed. Time limitations shall be at the discretion of the Chair.
Recurring event

Human Relations Commission Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of the Month - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Gail Steele Multi Service Center and Online

Human Relations Commission Meeting

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Human Relations Commission page.

To participate in meetings of the Human Relations Commission:

Option 1: In person (required of all Commissioners)
24100 Amador St Hayward, CA 94544 

Gail Steele Multi Service Center, 2nd Floor, Room: Cal Poppy

Option 2: On Microsoft Teams

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 249 170 014 714 

Passcode: c9TQnK 

 Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 415-915-3950,,635160506#   United States, San Francisco 

(888) 715-8170,,635160506#   United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 635 160 506#