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Human Relations



The goal of the Human Relations Division is to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens in the areas of:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public Accommodations
  • Contract compliance with Local, State and Federal civil rights laws.

Human Relations also provides tenant / landlord mediation services.

Contract Compliance requires all contracting companies to comply with Local, State and Federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements prior to the execution of a contract.


Advisory Commission on Human Relations and Disability Issues

The Advisory Commission on Human Relations and Disability Issues was established on December 1st, 2016 and is currently taking applications for volunteers to serve on this commission. Applications are due by 02/24/2017.

The purpose of the Advisory Commission on Human Relations and Disability Issues shall be to:

  • foster, encourage and stimulate mutual understanding, respect and harmonious relations among all racial, religious, ethnic and minority groups (including people with disabilities),
  • discourage and prevent prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, disorder and discriminating practices against any group or its members,
  • function as the advisory committee on disabilities issues in order to identify necessary services not being provided for people with disabilities,
  • improve the delivery of services for disabled persons in the most cost effective manner,
  • promote good will,
  • develop a program for practical cooperation with state and federal agencies and nongovernmental agencies having the like or kindred function,
  • and make such investigation and studies in any field of human relations as may be required by the commission, or in judgment of the commission, that will aid in effectuating its general purposes.

Timeline to establish Advisory Commission:

02/24/17 03/03/17 March 2017 04/13/2017
Applications Due Mayors & Commissioners review applications Appointments made First meeting of the new commission at 6pm


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Human Relations Hours Gordon Criswell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Director P: (913) 573-5502
701 N 7th St., Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5511
Suite 346 Email Sara Toms  
Kansas City, KS   Advisory Commission Coordinator  
66101   Email  

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