What is Human Relations?
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. The office meets the needs of the City’s diverse citizenry by serving as a primary referral resource for human services, coordinating and facilitating citizen involvement and improving community relations. The Human Relations office strives to offer services to the community with integrity and inclusion of all citizens. Our goal is to work together across the City to reach true civic engagement.
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.