The Swarthmore Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is expanding and looking for additional members to serve our community. The HRC was originally established by ordinance in 2006 to respond to complaints regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification, as these are not protected by the state’s anti-discrimination laws. Swarthmore Borough Council recently amended the ordinance to include the ability to provide education and outreach to prevent discrimination and address incidents of bias that may lead to tension between racial, ethnic, and other groups. To address this larger scope, more members are needed.
The expanded HRC will: advise Borough Council on appropriate ways to respond to bias incidents, interact with the police department, and work with the community to address their concerns. At any time, the HRC may also coordinate educational events and trainings in the area.
To be considered for appointment to the HRC, please send an email with your name, contact information, and why you are interested in serving on the commission to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must live in Swarthmore Borough and not hold office in any political party to serve on the HRC. We especially encourage members of diverse backgrounds, experience, and ability to apply.