Human Relations Commission


  • 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Municipal Building
    245 deKoven Drive
    Middletown, CT 06457

The Municipal Building is wheelchair accessible.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Tasha Edens
  • Henry Fernandez, Chairperson
  • Anthony Gennaro, Vice Chairperson
  • Sanji Lawrence
  • Alicia Moody
  • Debbie Ruimerman
  • Howard Thody
  • Vacancy 
  • Vacancy


The City of Middletown’s Human Relations Commission is made up of nine Middletown residents representing a broad cross-section of our Community. These individuals have varied careers and are committed to activist roles in a myriad of civic, ethnic, and community groups.

There are nine Commissioners, all appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners are confirmed by the Common Council and then serve staggered four-year terms. The Commission’s Staff consists of Faith Jackson, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.

Community Involvement

The public is encouraged to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission to bring to its attention any human relations problems, ideas, or concerns. We encourage community and other groups to come to speak to our commission regarding items that fall within the commission's purview.

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  • Conduct and promote activities that foster mutual respect and understanding
  • Protect basic human rights and civil rights
  • Create an atmosphere that promotes amicable relations among all who work, live, or visit the City of Middletown


The City’s Human Relations Commission advises the Mayor, Common Council, Department Heads, and Department Directors on methods to assure that all City residents have equal access to economic, political and educational opportunities, equal access to service protection, and accommodation in all business and public agencies.


Supporting Documents for Human Relations Commission Meetings