Juneau Human Rights Commission Fact Sheet

Title: Juneau Human Rights Commission

Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory

Affiliated Department: City Clerk

Status: Active

Governing Legislation:
-Resolution 2738
-Resolution 2436 (Repealed 1-11-2016)
-The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-Date Created: January 11, 1993
-Sunset Date: N/A

To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.

Description: The focus of the Juneau Human Rights Commission has changed over time and at this time their focus is on developing educational and informational programs designed to bring about the prevention and elimination of all forms of discrimination, to examine sources of tension, practices of discrimination, hate crimes, and acts of prejudice within the City and Borough of Juneau, and to advise the Assembly concerning solutions to specific problems of prejudice or discrimination, including hate crimes.

Membership: Resolution 2738 reduced the membership of the Commission from seven to five members.

Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary

Quorum: 3

Term Limits: None.

Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): May

Meetings: For specific meeting dates/locations please refer to the CBJ Meeting Calendar at http://www.juneau.org/calendar/index.php

Special Facts: The Juneau Human Rights Commission was created in 1993 in response to the Alaska State Human Rights Commission Southeast Alaska component being disbanded. Its focus in the early years was as an advocacy and investigatory body. In the 2005-2007 period, the Juneau Human Rights Commission floundered due to lack of members and the inability to hold meetings due to lack of quorum. In 2007-2008 the Assembly, by adoption of Resolution 2436 on Feb. 11, 2008, recreated the commission removing the investigatory role and focusing its efforts on the community education aspect and its advisory role to the Assembly.

Staff Contact: Municipal Clerks Office - 586-5278 - City_Clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us

Website: https://beta.juneau.org/manager/jhrc