About Us

The Commission was established by the City of Owensboro Board of Directors on September 22, 1972. It was restructured in 2001.

There are 6 purposes:

1. To administer a responsible human relations program.

2. To promote and secure mutual understanding a respect among social economic, religious, ethnic, racial, gender, handicapped and age groups.

3. To conciliate the groups listed above.

4. To enlist the support of civic, religious, labor, commercial and civil leaders dedicated to the improvement of intergroup relations and the elimination of discriminatory practices.

5. To receive complaints, conduct investigations, hold hearings and make studies.

6. To carry out such objectives as contained in the ordinance creating the Commission.

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If you are interested in becoming a member of the Human Relations Commision, you can apply here.