Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Volunteer for the Human Relations Commission

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Do you want to fight the good fight? C'mon, we know you do.

Now is the time to step up to the plate and volunteer your time to the city's new Human Relations Commission. This commission has been a long time coming. It took a lot of dedication to put it in place. And there was, initially, a lot of opposition to it.

Some people thought the Human Relations Commission would only help gay people. Or black people. Or poor people. The truth is the Human Relations Commission will everyone.

Here's the info.:

Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 12:
City seeks nine volunteers to serve on the new Human Relations Commission

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking applicants with a commitment to ensuring equal treatment and equal opportunity for all city residents to fill nine seats on the newly formed Human Relations Commission (HRC). Commissioners will represent a diverse cross-section of the city's population, have experience with advocacy, mediation and reconciliation, especially among less privileged and minority communities, and work well with conflicting groups and interests. Commissioners must be able to commit to about three hours per week and be willing to take on some administrative and logistical duties to establish the bylaws and operating procedures to ensure an effective HRC.

Send letters of interest and resumes no later than Friday, November 12, 2010 to or mail to City Council; Attention Marti Devine Sletta; P.O. Box 1575; Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Or, fill out the Application for Appointment to a City Board, Committee or Commission, which can be found at by clicking on “Commissions and Committees” on the homepage. (The application cannot be submitted online at this time. Please send to the e-mail or physical address above.) For questions or more information, please call (719) 385-5453.

Yep. We can all get along.
  • Yep. We can all get along.

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