Salem Human Rights Commission

The LGBTQ Task Force of the Human Rights Commission is conducting a survey to learn more about the LGBTQ communities in Salem and discrimination they may face. Please consider taking our survey so we can better learn how to serve the LGBTQ communities.


 

​Overview

The Human Rights Commission advises the City Council on human rights and relations issues. This Board assists residents by hearing and resolving discrimination complaints and promoting harmony. The Commission also has a subcommitte titled the LGBTQIA+ Intersectional Task Force, which addresses LGBTQIA+ rights in our community.

June 2020 Statement by Human Rights Commission

The State of Discrimination in Salem

2020 Human Rights Commission Presentation

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of most months at 6:00 p.m.

Special meetings, complaint hearings, and forums may be held as needed.

The Salem Police Department LGBTQ Liaison is Debra Aguilar, Lieutenant. She can be reached at 503-588-6425.

The Mayor/City Manager’s Office LGBTQ Liaison is Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights and Relations/Federal Compliance Manager. She can be reached at 503-540-2371.

Authority: SRC Chapter 8

Number of members: 15

Type of appointment: City Council appointment

Length of term: 3 years

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Member
Position
Appointment
Term
Term Expires
Abigail T Allen10/15/20201st12/31/2022
Alexandra J Dass05/09/20171st12/31/2020
Angelo J Arredondo12/12/2018Partial12/31/2020
David J Rheinholdt12/11/2019Partial12/31/2021
Drew Wright06/18/20201st12/31/2022
Krista Gallagher09/19/20181st12/31/2022
Louvele Borja05/07/20191st12/31/2021
Michael J Watters12/12/20181st12/31/2021
Nathan G SchmidtYouth Position (15-21)12/12/20181st12/31/2021
Oni J Marchbanks06/07/2019Partial12/31/2020
Renee M HK-LeBlond01/08/20181st12/31/2020
Rita Siong12/14/20161st12/31/2021
Tricarico Schwartz06/07/20191st12/31/2022
Meetings
Nov. 24
Nov. 25

Contact us

Title VI / Section 504 Coordinator
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 
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