Barnstable County Human Rights Commission announces vacancies in the Town Representative Council

Vacancies on the council for the towns of Chatham, Provincetown and Truro

The objectives of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Town Representative Council concern building and maintaining positive relationships with his or her respective town in order to encourage cooperation of racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal, benevolent, and private and public agencies in eliminating unlawful discrimination by cultivating an atmosphere of mutual understanding and harmonious inter-group relationships.

To accomplish this, a town representative must have a clear understanding of the attitudes and concerns of his or her community, and be able to maintain cooperative relationships between The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission and Town Officials/Organizations/Groups. In addition, The Town Representative should be able to work with the Commission to conduct Human Rights programs and forums to maintain a positive connection between the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission and each community.

By BARNSTABLE COUNTY Ordinance 08-12:

The Commission shall convene a sixteen (16) member Representation Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council) consisting of a representative from each town in Barnstable County and a representative from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.  The Towns respective Board of Selectmen or Town Council, and Tribal Council shall appoint a representative to the Council.

The Council’s purpose shall be to serve as a liaison between each Representative’s respective community and the Commission to work within his or her community to support the County’s human rights and discrimination policy, and to advise the Commission about issues particular to the County’s various communities.  The Representation Council shall meet at least quarterly.

For more information, please contact:
Liz Dolby
Human Rights Commission Coordinator
[email protected] or 866 421-4472

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