BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS INFORMATION FORM

Name of Board/Commission Human Relations Commission Date 03/25/14
Authority for Creation The authority for establishing the Human Relations Commission is N.C.G.S. 160A-492. The Commission was created by Section 2-210 of the City Code and adopted by the City Council on February 6, 1978.
Purpose/Function The purpose of the Commission is to study problems of discrimination in any or all fields of human relationship and encourage fair treatment and mutual understanding among all ethnic groups in the City. For more specific information, see Section 2-211 of the City Code.
Method of Appointment The Commission is composed of 13 members who are appointed by the City Council, upon the recommendation of the Mayor. Seven of the members must be from minority or ethnic groups. All members must be bona fide adults maintaining a permanent residence inside the corporate limits of the City of Winston-Salem.
Number of Members Thirteen
Terms of Office Three years
Meeting Date and Time Fourth Thursday of each month - 5:30 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Wanda Allen-Abraha
Title
Human Relations Director
Telephone Number
(336) 727-2429
Current Membership - Human Relations Commission
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments
Timothy L. Auman  WM  1* 12/14 
Nora P. Baker, Vice-Chair BF 1 12/13
Michael Clinton BM 1 12/13
Sonny S. Haynes BF  1 12/16
Lee LaVallee WF 1 12/14
Robert Leak, III BM 1 12/15
Chanthini Cruise Palmer BF 2 12/14
Philomena Rego AIF 1 12/16
Barbara Saulpaugh WF 1 12/16
Manjunath C. Shamanna AM  1 12/16
Ben F. Tennille     WM 1 12/14
Eusebio Velez HM 1 12/16 
Jenny Viars, Chair WF 1 12/13

(AIF - Asian Indian/Female)
(AM - Asian/Male)

Special Notes:

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than one year & seven months of the term has expired).

0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than one year & six months of the term has expired).

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