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:

  • Tamara Lawrence
    Secretary I (TAP)
    Alameda County Social Services Agency
    Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations
    (510) 267-9448

Human Relations Commission Calendar

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, all Commission meetings will be held virtually, and meeting participation will be made available to the public on this site. Public participation is welcome. Please see the meeting calendar below for meeting information.

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:

  • Instructions on joining a meeting by video conference are available at
  • If using a laptop: use the raise your hand button. When you are called to speak, please unmute your speaker.
  • If calling in: dial *9 to raise your hand to speak. When you are called to speak, the host will unmute you to enable you to speak. If you decide not speak, you may hang up and dial back into the meeting or simply notify the host you do not wish to speak when you are unmuted and asked to speak. 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 *May 24 meeting cancelled* - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


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:

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