Human Rights Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of Month
  • 825 5th St.
    Room 1A
    Eureka, CA 95501

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Byrd Lochti                                        7/09/02--6/30/19

Carol Larsen                                       1/29/13--6/30/17 
Jim Glover                                      11/12/13--11/12/17 

DISTRICT 2--------------------------------------------------------

Larry Miller                                        6/27/95-- 6/30/17
Richard Leamon                                 3/05/13- 6/30/17

DISTRICT 3--------------------------------------------------------

Philip Anzada                                      3/14/17-3/14/21
Kamilah Barajas                                  3/14/17-3/14/21
Brandie Wilson                                    4/12/17-4/12/21

DISTRICT 4--------------------------------------------------------

Jonnie Rush                                     2/07/17--02/07/21
Lance Morton                                   2/14/17--02/14/21
Dave Heise                                         3/15/14--7/02/17

DISTRICT 5--------------------------------------------------------

Liz Smith                                           6/30/16-- 6/30/20
Lelehnia DuBois                                1/17/17--1/17/21

Humans Rights Commissioner               

Commissioners usually live within the district to which they are appointed, but may be appointed to another district at the discretion of Supervisors. Anyone submitting an application to the Board of Supervisors is encouraged to send a copy to the Human Rights Commission at the same address.

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Shelter Crisis in Humboldt County:

Open Letter-Shelter Crisis-June 2016

Open Letter-Shelter Crisis-May 2016

Supporting Document

 The International Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1.  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.  .
Article 2.  Rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration..
Article 3.  The right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.  The right not to be held in slavery or servitude, and the prohibition of the slave trade.  

Article 5.  No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.  

Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals

Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.

Article 11. The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Article 12. Freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home and correspondence, and from arbitrary attacks upon honor and reputation. 

Article 13. Freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State and the right to leave from and return to his country.

 Article 14. The right to seek asylum from persecution.

Article 15.  Freedom from being arbitrarily deprived of nationality or denied right to change it.

Article 16.  The right to marry and have a family.

Article 17.  The right to own property.

Article 18.  Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; the right to change religion or belief   

Article 19.  The right to freedom of opinion and expression

Article 20.  The right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 21. The right to take part in the government of his country.

Article 22.  The right to social security

Article 23.  The right to work under favorable conditions, to equal pay, and to join trade unions.

Article 24.  The right to rest and leisure,  

Article 25.  The right to a decent standard of living.   

Article 26.  The right to free elementary and fundamental education.

Article 27.  The right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community,  

Article 28.  Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29. Everyone has duties to the community which are free, and as close to the full development of his personality is possible.

Article 30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.


Mailing Address:   Humboldt County Human Rights Commission

                                 825 Fifth Street, Room 1A 
                                 Eureka, CA  95501


Phone:  707-268-2548 (Voice Mail only, not for crisis intervention)
Toll Free:  1-866-809-4373

Please leave your name, phone number, best time to contact you, and a very brief description of the subject.
When contacting the commission by email please provide your name, phone number, and the best time to contact you, and a brief description of the subject about which you are contacting the commission.
REGULAR MEETINGS:  Are held at 825 Fifth Street, Room 1A (1st floor), Eureka; first Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SPECIAL MEETINGS:  Special meetings may be called for a specific purpose by the chairperson or by three members of the commission.
PURPOSE:  The purpose of the Commission is to promote tolerance and mutual respect between all people promoting positive relationships for ensuring public peace, health, safety, and the general welfare. 
1.  Report annually to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) on activities of the Commission during the previous year, offer recommendations to the BOS, and offer an assessment of the state of human rights in Humboldt County.
2.  Co-sponsor public events to gather information and opinions from the community.
3.  Investigate complaints of human rights violation and recommend possible remedies.
4.  Educate citizens of Humboldt County about our human rights.
 - Bylaws of the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission
Brown Act (open public meetings)

 - Summary of California Code Creating Human Rights Commission
- Standing Policy on Public Positions