Charlottesville Commission on Human Rights
The Charlottesville Commission on Human Rights is a government body that is one of the outcomes of the city's Dialogue on Race.  The commission was charged with investigating claims of discrimination.
The following members were selected by the City Council:
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|COMMISSION MEMBER||TERM ENDS|
|Jeannette Abi-Nader||November 1, 2022|
|Idil Aktan||November 1, 2022|
|Shantell Bingham, Chair||November 1, 2022|
|Elliott Brown||November 1, 2022|
|Pheobe Brown||November 1, 2022|
|Ernest Chambers||November 1, 2022|
|Melvin Grady||November 1, 2020|
|Kathryn Laughon||November 1, 2022|
|Sue Lewis||November 1, 2022|
|Andrew Orban||November 1, 2022|
|Olivia Patton||November 1, 2021|
|Ann Smith||November 1, 2020|
|Catherine Spear||November 1, 2022|
|Matthew Tennant||November 1, 2022|
|Lyndele von Schill||November 1, 2021|
|Susi Wilbur, Vice Chair||November 1, 2020|
|Robert Woodside||November 1, 2022|
"Promoting an inclusive, empowered, and diverse community through education, engagement, and enforcement of Charlottesville’s Human Rights Ordinance."Web. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEMBERS, City of Charlottesville, City Manager's Office, retrieved August 25, 2019.</ref>
- Ann J. Smith, Chair
- Gordon Fields, Vice Chair
- Susan W. Lewis, Parliamentarian
- Eze Amos
- Olivia Boykin
- Nancy Carpenter
- Laura Keppley
- John Kluge
- Carlos Marrone
- Courtney Modecki
- Susi Wilbur
- Amy-Sarah Marshall
Supporters of the commission claimed it would have the power to investigate claims of discrimination and enforce any anti-discrimination ordinances passed by the city council.  The proposed budget calls for an initial cost of $300,000 for the first year, and $200,000 for each year afterwards. Council was presented with a report on February 6, 2012. The City Council discussed the matter during the FY2013 budget cycle.
The 11-member Human Rights Task Force hosted a community forum on June 6, 2012 at Buford Middle School to discuss the possible need for the commission. Information provided to the task force will be compiled and presented to City Council late in 2012. Council will then decide whether to proceed.
Council voted 3-1 on May 20, 2013 on an ordinance to create the commission. Affirmative votes came from Dave Norris, Dede Smith and Kristin Szakos. Kathy Galvin voted against it and Satyendra Huja abstained. 
Term: Members are appointed for 3 years.
Members: NEW MEMBERS WILL BE APPOINTED BY CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 4, 2019
- Web. NAACP hears about race commission proposal, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved January 12, 2012.
- Web. City Invites Participation in Human Rights Task Force Community Forum, Newsplex, June 5, 2012, retrieved June 8, 2012.
- Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, May 20, 2013.
- Web. Human Rights Commission under scrutiny after staffer’s resignation, Graelyn Brashear, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, May 21, 2015, retrieved March 17, 2018. Print. May 21, 2015 .