Human Rights Commission

Meetings

Every 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at City Space, unless otherwise noted.

Membership

No less than 9 members appointed by City Council who are broadly representative of the City’s population, with consideration of racial, gender (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation), religious, ethnic, disabled, socio-economic, geographic neighborhood and age groups within the City.

Term

3 years (2 term limit)

Purpose

To act as a strong advocate for justice and equal opportunity by providing citywide leadership and guidance in the area of civil and human rights. Act as an advisory body to City Council in matters pertaining to human and civil rights.

MEMBERS

TERMS

Jeanette Abi-Nader
3/1/2022-2/28/2024
Mary Bauer 
3/1/2023-2/28/2026
Charley Burton
u 12/19/2023-2/28/2024
Ernest Chambers, Chair
3/1/2022-2/28/2025
Angela Estes
u 12/19/2023-2/28/2026
Wolfgang Keppley, Vice Chair
3/1/2023-2/28/2026
Kathryn Laughon 
3/1/2022-2/28/2025
Suzanne Lynn
3/1/2023-2/28/2024
Andrew Orban
3/1/2022-2/28/2024

u=unexpired term

View the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights site