Press Release – 9/27/2016
The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Commission beginning January 2017. The nine-member volunteer Human Rights Commission was created in 2005 by the County’s Assembly of Delegates to promote equal opportunity, prevent discrimination, investigate and mediate complaints and provide human rights information. Responsibilities include attending meetings, educating the public about human rights and the work of the HRC, designing and implementing the annual Human Rights Academy for high school and middle school students, and responding to complaints of discrimination from County residents. Commissioners also work actively to strengthen community ties and reduce misunderstandings and conflicts. For more information about the Human Rights Commission, go to www.barnstablecounty.org and click on Affiliated Organizations.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume postmarked no later than Friday, October 14, 2016 to: Coordinator, Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or by email to email@example.com. Persons with varied language skills and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For questions or additional information about the work of the Human Rights Commission contact Elenita Muñiz, HRC Coordinator at Tel: 508/375-6912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barnstable County Health & Human Services Advisory Council reviews applications for this volunteer position and makes recommendations to the Barnstable County Commissioners. The County Commissioners appoint Commissioners to the Human Rights Commission.