Human Rights Commission

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Name Term Phone Address
Jo Keogh (D-Chair) 6/17/2019 to 6/30/2023 (475) 331-0251 1700 Little Meadow Road
Stephanie Brown (D) 9/08/2020 to 6/30/2023 (203) 533-9186
Clarice Yasuhara (D) 6/17/2019 to 6/30/2023 (203) 457-7162 399 Nortontown Road
Maureen Raucci (D) 8/02/2021 to 6/30/2025 (203) 458-1418 100 Little Meadow Road
Alexander Hoffman (D) 8/02/2021 to 6/30/2025 27 Coginchaug Court
Gloria Gibney (R) 7/06/2021 to 6/30/2023 203-738-9459 402 Boston Street
Eric MacDonald (U) 7/20/2020 to 6/30/2024 (203) 444-2062 648 Long Hill Road
Juan Colberg (U-Vice-Chair) 9/08/2020 to 6/30/2024 (860) 501-2378 327 Willow Road
Noel Petra (U) 9/08/2020 to 6/30/2024 44 Old Quarry Road

ESTABLISHED: Established by an Ordinance Adopted by the Board of Selectmen on February 4, 2019.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Human Rights Commission is to promote mutual understanding and respect within the Town of Guilford among all racial, religious, ethnic, and other groups, and among individuals of differing genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities, in a manner not inconsistent with state and federal statutes and regulations as authorized by C.G.S. §7-148(c) (7)(H)(viii)and (xi) and C.G.S. §7-148(c)(9).

CHARGE/DUTIES:

A.  Under the general supervision of the Board of Selectmen, to pursue community-wide education, through engagement with private business, civic, and other community organizations within the Town of Guilford, and to recommend to the Board of Selectmen any programs, projects, activities or initiatives (collectively, “Programs”) derived from such engagement, that will promote educational awareness and support for human rights in the Town of Guilford.

B.  To advise the Board of Selectmen of federal or state funds available for implementation of any Programs in support of human rights and to facilitate the ability of the Town to obtain such funds.

C. Under the general supervision of the Board of Selectmen, to engage in research and to publish and/or present reports relevant to human rights awareness and support.

Elected/Appointed: Appointed by the Board of Selectmen

Membership: Nine Regular Members Appointed to Four-Year Terms.