Name of Board/Commission Human Relations Commission Date 03/26/2019
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
Human Relations Director
Telephone Number
Current Membership - Human Relations Commission
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments
Fred Taylor BM 1 12/20
Sylvia Durant, Chair WF 2 12/19
Joshua Price WM 1 12/20
Sonny S. Haynes BF 2 12/19
Robert Leak, III, Vice Chair BM 2 12/18
Barbara Saulpaugh WF 2 12/19
Sobia Hussaini AF 1 12/19
Sita Somara AIF 2 12/18
Rosalba Ledezma HF 1 12/21
Eusebio Velez HM 2 12/19
Kerry Wiggins BF 1* 12/19
Ruth Sartin WF 1 12/19
Jeffrey Bloomfield WM 1 12/19

(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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