Lafayette City Council is seeking 7 members and up to 2 alternate members for the newly established Human Rights Commission. Members shall serve a 3-year term, must have lived within the city of Lafayette for 12 months, and must be registered to vote.
The Human Rights Commission is committed to evaluating City government, programs and processes with a goal of fostering equity, social justice and freedom from fear of persecution.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday December 27th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by the nominating committee. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview in early January 2017. Terms will begin with the February 2017 meeting, meeting dates and times TBD.
The Lafayette City Council created the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in 2016. The HRC is committed to evaluating Lafayette City government, programs and processes with an inclusive lens, with a goal of fostering equity, social justice and freedom from fear of persecution based on race, religious belief, country of origin, sexual or gender identity, physical ability or age.
The group will meet monthly and
- Make recommendations to City Council on ways to improve inclusivity and diversity in the City of Lafayette
- Facilitate community conversations on issues and/or occurrences of division and conflict in the City of Lafayette, and to make recommendations for ways to resolve and eliminate these
- Research, study and make recommendations to City Council and staff regarding federal, state or local government actions that may have an effect on diversity and inclusiveness in the City of Lafayette.