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Human Relations Commission

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“Working to Build a Better and More Peaceful Community for Everyone”

Mission Statement

To advise the Board of Supervisors on matters that foster mutual respect and understanding among or between people within Santa Clara County and to address incidents of prejudice and discrimination perpetrated on and by people, or groups of people, within Santa Clara County because of race, religion, national origin, cultural background, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors.

Our Vision

The vision of the Human Relations Commission is to advocate for and take positive action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, cultural background, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability and to promote PEACE and HARMONY between individuals and/or groups in the community. 

Who We Are

The Human Relations Commission works closely with the Office of Human Relations of Santa Clara County, whose Director serves as Executive Secretary to the Commission.  The Office of Human Relations works to “bridge county government and our diverse community, build positive inter-group relations, and help to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in Santa Clara County” through its Dispute Resolution and Ombuds Program, Immigrant Relations and Integration Services (IRIS), Network for a Hate-Free Community, and Youth Task Force. 

The HRC currently performs its tasks through the following four standing committees:  Justice Review Committee, Social Issues Committee, Peace Building Committee, and Operations Committee.  The committees meet monthly.

HRC Committees

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the County Government Center.

Member Roster (by seat)

  • Jazmin Veronica Segura
  • Ernesto Bejarano
  • Robert Chaykin
  • Kelly Estes
  • Jennifer Fey
  • Lydia Guel
  • Holly Ullman

  • Blanca Elsa Cinco


  • Miryam Castaneda
  • Mary Cheryl Nacionales
  • Narendra V. Pathak
  • Bogumila Krupa-Munguia
  • Samina F. Sundas
  • Raul Peralez
  • Sabudi Zain Siddique


Human Relations Commission Agendas - 2009 & After

Human Relations Commission Agendas - Prior to 2009

Human Relations Commission Minutes

Human Relations Commission Special Events