[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Simsbury 1-25-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Simsbury, Chapter VII, Section 709, there is hereby created a Human Relations Commission in the Town of Simsbury with full powers and authority as set forth in said statutes.
The Human Relations Commission shall consist of three members. The members shall be appointed by the First Selectman with approval of the Board of Selectmen and shall serve a term of two years. Biennially thereafter, the Selectmen shall appoint three members to this Commission.
The Commission shall be responsible for advising and assisting in the elimination of all discrimination against any individual or individuals because of race, color, religious creed, disability, national origin or ancestry. In pursuing these goals, the Commission shall have the duty to foster mutual understanding and respect, to encourage equality of treatment, to develop a community-wide program of education, to investigate and mediate complaints and seek compliance with federal, state and other governmental laws and regulations and to assist public and private agencies in the implementation of these goals and programs upon the request of such agencies or any person or persons. The Commission shall have such other powers and duties not inconsistent with the Charter as may be prescribed by the Board of Selectmen.