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Applicants Sought to Serve on the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking members to serve on the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission.

As provided for in the County Charter, the Human Rights Commission’s role is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins County; to encourage equality; to discourage discrimination against any person; and to advise the Legislature while working in collaboration with the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights.

In recruiting new Commissioners, the Legislature will be looking for members who are active in the community and who possess demonstrated experience and knowledge in subject matter such areas as civil and human rights advocacy, disability, women’s rights, housing, and unlawful discrimination.  Applicants must be residents of Tompkins County.  Commissioners are appointed by the Tompkins County Legislature to serve three-year terms.

In making appointments to the Commission, the Legislature will be taking into consideration various factors in an effort to develop a vibrant and effective body representative of all of Tompkins County and its diversity.

To apply, please complete the County’s Advisory Board Application, available for download at

The application form also may be picked up at the Legislature Office, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second floor), 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca.

Applications must be filed by December 1, 2018.