Posted Monday, November 12th, 2012

The Morris County Human Relations Commission is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion, commission members were presented Nov. 12 with a congratulatory resolution from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders thanking them for their work to promote and strengthen respect for human rights.

The Human Relations Commission was established by the freeholders in 1992 to help investigate questions of perceived bias, to assist in the mediation of problems stemming from racial, cultural or religious differences and to promote education and discussion of diversity in schools, workplaces and communities in the county.

Since then, the 38-member volunteer commission has sponsored numerous programs on topics ranging from fair housing practices and youth leadership training to those that foster a greater understanding between law enforcement and the community-at-large.

The commission is comprised of educators, clergy, students, law enforcement representatives, government officials and diverse racial, ethnic and religious groups.

The freeholder resolution commended the commission and its members for working diligently to fight bias and discrimination in the county and for promoting greater understanding and respect for diversity.