Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2014 for two vacancies on the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) Board of Commissioners. The new Commissioners will replace Gene Crump and Hazel Rodriguez, who recently completed two consecutive three-year terms on the Board.
The LCHR is a nine-member unpaid board. Members are appointed by the Mayor's Office and approved by the Lincoln City Council. Each Commissioner is appointed for a three-year term and can serve two consecutive terms. Board members attend monthly meetings, adopt rules and regulations, review staff investigations of cases and act on recommendations. The Board meets monthly at 4 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St.
Applicants must be residents of Lincoln. Those interested in serving on the board are asked to submit an online application at humanrights.lincoln.ne.gov.
The LCHR is a neutral City agency that is responsible for investigating and addressing discrimination complaints brought by individuals in the City of Lincoln in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. Any remedy fashioned by the LCHR is based on the enforcement authority of the Equal Opportunity Ordinance found at Title 11 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, which provides a fair and impartial process for resolving charges of discrimination.
For more information, call 402-441-7625.