Human Relations Commission

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The Human Relations Commission helps create an environment in which the human rights of every citizen may live, learn, work and play in harmony and brotherhood, promote people-to-people programs within the Sister Cities, and actively encourage participation of citizens and community organizations in projects involving international friendship and understanding in which each person may realize the highest potential unhampered by discrimination.   

Our Mission 

The Union City Human Relations Commission (HRC) promotes and helps create a vibrant community in which every individual may live, work, learn and flourish. The HRC members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and serve as an advisory board.


Human Relations Commissioners

Derrick Richardson - Chair
Demetria Summers - Vice Chair
Subru Bhat
Jaime Patino
Melanie Taplin
Michelle Wms-Smith

Sennai Kaffl - Alternate
VACANT- Alternate

One full seat - VACANT

Duties and Powers
Please see Union City Municipal Code Chapter 2.20 for duties and powers of the Human Relations Commission.

Regular Meetings
The Human Relations Commission meets the fourth Wednesday each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  All meetings are open to the public.

Agendas and Minutes
Please visit the Agendas and Minutes page to access Planning Commission documents. 


Lauren Sugayan

Lauren Burch

Commission Contact Telephone

(510) 675-5400

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