Community Relations Commission

The Baltimore City Community Relations Commission (CRC) is the City Agency that investigates claims of discrimination and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protects them. The Baltimore Community Relations Commission combats unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services.  Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or marital status is illegal in the City of Baltimore.


The Baltimore Community Relations Commission consists of 10 members who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The members of the Commission serve the Commission without compensation and every year the members of the Commission elect a Commission Chair. The Chair of and the members of the Baltimore Community Relations Commission have the responsibility of eliminating discrimination in all areas of community life.

The Commission invites and enlists the cooperation of racial, religious, and ethnic groups, community organizations, labor and business organizations, fraternal and benevolent societies, veterans’ organizations, professional and technical organizations, and other groups in the City of Baltimore in carrying out its duties, functions, and purposes.

The Baltimore Community Relations Commission  meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM at the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement: 7 E. Redwood Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore MD, 21202. For more information on the meeting schedule, agenda, etc., please contact 410-396-3141.

Interested in serving? If so, please e-mail us at [email protected].

2017 Community Relations Commission Meeting Schedule 

September 20th

October 18th

November 15th

December 20th

*CRC Meetings take place at 8:30 AM at the Office of Civil Rights on 7 E. Redwood Street, 9th floor. For meeting schedule and agenda information, please call 410-396-0003. 


Commissioners

Reverend Yeary 
Reverend Dr. Todd Sheridan Yeary

     Adote Akwei   

Adote Akwei

 Syeetah Hampton-EL

Syeetah Hampton-El Esq.   

  Stephen Ruckman

Stephen Ruckman, Esq.      

Adar Ayira   

A. Adar Ayira

  Phillip Farfel 

Dr. Phillip Farfel

    Sarah Heaton 

Sarah Heaton 

  Stephanie Maddin Smith 

Stephanie Maddin-Smith    

   Karsonya Whitehead

Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead