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City seeks nominee for human rights commission


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The Columbus City Council is seeking a volunteer from the city or Bartholomew County to serve on the Columbus Human Rights Commission.

The commission enforces the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance which prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation, credit and education on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status (in housing only).

Commissioners are appointed by the city council for three-year terms and serve without pay. A vacancy exists to fill the unexpired term of former Human Rights commissioner John William Roberts, who resigned because of relocation.

Newly-appointed commissioners receive six to eight hours of human rights training.

To apply, contact the commission office at 812-376-2532 or TDD 812-375-2720 for hearing-impaired people.

The applicant questionnaire is available by requesting it at humanrights@columbus.in.gov.

Applications are due at the commission office in Columbus City Hall by 5 p.m. Aug. 15.

Applicants will be reviewed by Tim Shuffett, the city council liaison to human rights, and selected applicants will be notified to schedule an in-person interview.

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