The Human Relations Department deals with creating an atmosphere that is free of discrimination and conflicts between people based on race, sex, age, ethnic or national origin, religion or socio-economic status. The staff investigates complaints of discrimination and develops programs to promote good community relations to assure equal opportunity for all citizens.
Commissions within the department that addresses these concerns are:
Additional programs that assist with these concerns are:
Gatekeeper Program - designed to assist vulnerable older adults who might need assistance periodically
Buddy Alert - a child safety program to report an emergency or dangerous situation to mobile city personnel.
Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) - volunteers greet and assist citizens with information at city hall and give directions to other city facilities.