Arlington Human Rights Commission

 

AHRC has two vacancies. See below for how to apply. Application review has begun, but there's still time to apply.

AHRC works individually and collaboratively with other groups in our community to celebrate the ever-changing tapestry of the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, and to emphasize through educational outreach the danger of intolerance at every level. The Commission advances issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to investigates complaints arising out of these issues.  

Protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status. See the FAQ page for more information regarding nondiscrimation laws.

You can reach AHRC by phone at 781-316-3250 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mailing address:
Arlington Human Rights Commission
27 Maple St.
Arlington, MA 02476

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AHRC has two vacancies. We encourage all interested parties to apply. Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Cutter House in Arlington Center. We strive for Commission membership to reflect the diversity of our town.

AHRC was created by Town Meeting in 1993 to advance issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to create a mechanism for addressing complaints arising out of these issues. AHRC is governed by the Town of Arlington Bylaw Title II, Article 9. 

If you are a resident of the Town and are interested in becoming a member of AHRC, please send your resume and letter of interest to either the Town Manager OR Town Moderator. Positions will remain open until filled.

Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine
730 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
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Town Moderator John Leone
51 Irving St.
Arlington, MA 02476
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Congratulations to Arlington on adding gender identity and expression to the nondiscrimination bylaw at Town Meeting this year!

Read our guest commentary in the Advocate about confronting hate incidents and making Arlington more welcoming.

 

 
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