Human Relations Commission

Human Relations Commission

The City of Riverside Human Relations Commission presented the 2010 Census results on April 4, 2013.  Click link to access the  census data provided at the presentation. Census Data

To see more information about Census Data, click on the links below

The Human Relations Commission is charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect between people; encouraging education and outreach; and developing and promoting programs which work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

In keeping with its mission, the Human Relations Commission is pleased to announce an essay contest for all high school seniors in the City of Riverside. Seniors must live or attend a city of Riverside public or private school. The essay topic concerns the issue of diversity and the commission will award three college scholarships $1,000, $750 and $500 for first, second and third place, respectively. The submission deadline is October 16, 2014 at 4 p.m. Attached you will find a copy of the complete rules and guidelines for the scholarship.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Darlene Elliot, Community Relations Coordinator at (951) 826-5897 or email

Attachment: City of Riverside Human Relations Diverse Community Essay Contest

Do you know someone who has made a difference in the City?

The Riverside Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking nominations of individuals who have done just that. These selected “Riverside Heroes” will be honored at the Fifth Annual Awards Ceremony on November 13, 2014.

The Commission is looking to honor Riverside residents who have given selflessly of their time for the well-being of the community, thus enhancing and enriching this great City we proudly call home.

Nominations can be made by contacting Darlene Elliot in the Mayor’s office at or 826-5897. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on October 1, 2014.

Nomination Forms

Mission Statement

To advocate for equal opportunity, justice, and access to services and opportunities in the City of Riverside. To empower communities and institutions. To promote an informed and inclusive multicultural society. To engage in activities designed to aid in eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination against individuals or groups for any reason, including but not limited to

  • race,
  • color,
  • religion,
  • national origin,
  • language,
  • immigration status,
  • sex,
  • sexual orientation,
  • gender identity,
  • gender expression
  • disability status,
  • economic status and
  • cultural background.

The Human Relations Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at various locations throughout the city. Meeting times are at 6:00 p.m.

2014 Executive Committee

  • Chair: Pamela Brown
  • Vice Chair: Jonathan Armstead
  • Parliamentarian: Monrow A. Mabon
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3900 Main St. 7th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5551


Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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