HRC Mission Statement
The purpose of the City of Beacon Human Rights Commission is to advance and foster a community climate of acceptance, affirmation, and equity.
The commission is a representative body of the City of Beacon and our function is to inquire into incidents of tension and conflict within the community in addition to investigating reports from citizens who perceive their rights have been violated. The purpose of these investigations are to arbitrate and resolve where possible or escalate to the appropriate City of Beacon functionary for further resolution. All reports and actions are reported to City Council annually or on an as-needed basis.
The role of the commission is to act as a community voice regarding incidents or transgressions where safety, equity, and quality of life are jeopardized and promote actions that facilitate change.
The commission will coordinate with other community organizations including but not limited to civic leadership and government officials, police, religious and volunteer organizations, and our county, state and federal human rights agencies as appropriate.
The Commission consists of no less than five and no more than fifteen members. The selection of members shall take into consideration a cross-section of the community, including all religious, racial, ethnic, and business groups within the City.
Upcoming Public Meetings
The Human Rights Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Meetings are held virtually and are open to the public. Non-Workshop Meetings feature a public comment period. Visit the city calendar at the bottom of beaconny.gov for meeting access details.
Michael Deane, 2022
Joe Waring, 2022
Scot Sedley, 2022
Tina Bernstein, 2022 *Secretary
Kara Dean-Assael, 2022
KK Naimool, 2022
Giovanna Rogow, 2022
Gary Sunshine, 2022
Brent Spodek, 2022
Paloma Wake, 2022 *Vice Chair
Addison Goodson, 2022
Vacancies: The Mayor retains the ability to appoint up to 15 members to the Human Rights Commission. If you would like to apply click here.