Phoenix Human Relations Commission

City Hall sunburst facing Washington StreetMission

To promote respect and understanding among all groups by eliminating discrimination throughout the city of Phoenix.


The Human Relations Commission meets bimonthly at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday in the Fire Administration Building Great Room, 150 S. 12 Street in Phoenix. The commission is staffed by the Equal Opportunity Department. All meetings are open to the public. The commission invites interested persons to join in working on its activities and projects.  


The Phoenix Human Relations Commission is made up of 17 volunteer citizens appointed by the mayor and City Council. It advises the City Council on human relations issues and assists in implementing the city's policy against discrimination. The commission operates or supports various programs designed to promote positive intergroup relations. 

Membership applications are available at


Phoenix Human Relations Commission Brochure

Information on March 28, 2013 changes to the Human Relations Ordinance