The Human Relations Office is responsible for performing professional and administrative work in the development, implementation and supervision of the City's human relations program. The primary focus of the office is to provide innovative services and programs enhancing the quality of life for the people and communities of the City of Wilson.
Staff members of the office work with many different groups to achieve our goals:
- Human Relations Commission
- Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities
- Neighborhood Associations and Community Groups
- Wilson Youth Council
- Community Outreach
- Assistance with Social and Human Issues
We also organize the 1st Fridays summer concert series. Check out photos from this year's event!
Staff responsibilities include receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, education, public services and accommodations; negotiating and facilitating resolution of potentially volatile and controversial civil rights situations; informing the City Manager, City Council and Leadership Team on community and civil rights concerns; serving as a liaison among clients, governmental agencies, civic/community organizations and businesses to eliminate racial, cultural and social ills of the community; interpreting human and civil rights laws and regulations; and developing, implementing and overseeing community-oriented programs and coalitions to effectuate equality in human rights.
Human Relations: Engage. Educate. Celebrate.
Youth Citizens Academy - July 14-18
Registration is now open for 20 teenagers, grades 9-12, to be part of the annual Youth Citizens Academy sponsored by the Human Relations Office. Teens will spend each day learning about the various departments within the City of Wilson. Academy sessions will include meeting City officials and taking tours of a wide variety of facilities.
The academy will be held each day from 9 am - 2 pm at the Charles W. Pittman III Operations Center at 1800 Herring Ave. Students must provide their own transportation and may arrive as early at 8:30 am. The academy is free and includes lunch.
Interested students should first call the main office to register, 399-2308. Once registration is confirmed, the Student Registration packet must be completed and sumbitted no later than Monday, July 7. (The packet is provided below.) Students will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Incomplete paperwork may cause a student to loose their spot.
Student Registration Packet - see below, click & print
Return to: Human Relations Office, PO Box 10, Wilson, NC 27894
Drop off: 104 Goldsboro Street, Town Hall Annex, 1st floor
Questions? Contact Kim Jenkins, Human Relations Specialist