Boards and Commissions
Fort Worth Human Relations Commission
Authority for Creation and Operation
The Community Relations Commission was created by Ordinance No. 5802 adopted on July 3, 1967, which ordinance was amended by Ordinance No. 5815 on August 3, 1967, Ordinance No. 5879 on October 30, 1967, and Ordinance No. 5960 adopted on June 10, 1968. The name was changed to Fort Worth Human Relations Commission by Ordinance No. 6414 on December 28, 1970. Ordinance No. 9254 adopted on November 20, 1984, established place numbers and two-year terms of office. The Commission membership was reduced to 11 members by Ordinance No. 11598 on June 21, 1994.
Method of Appointment
Appointed by City Council.
Terms of Office
Two years. No member shall serve more than three (3) consecutive two-year terms, and the terms of current members of the commission shall be counted toward the limit on the number of terms to be served. In the event any member of the Commission resigns or terminates his or her service for any reason before his or her term has expired, the City Council shall appoint a qualified successor to fill any vacancy which may result in serving for the remainder of the term.
General Powers and Duties
(a) To advise and consult with the City Council and the City Manager on matters involving racial, religious, or ethnic discrimination; (b) to recommend to the City Council and the City Manager measures designed to eliminate prejudice and discrimination; and (c) to promote and encourage communications between and cooperation of all groups interested in bettering community relations.
Members are considered to be officers of the City of Fort Worth.
Meeting Time and Place
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201AB, 818 Missouri Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104. For meeting agendas, please see the Boards, Commissions and Committees page.
|Name||District||Original Appointment||Term Expires|
|1 Jacinto Ramos, Jr.||2||12-18-12||10-01-13|
|2 Reed Bilz||6||12-18-12||10-01-14|
|3 Norma Esparza||7||10-14-03||10-01-07|
|4 Lisa G. Thomas||9||03-18-08||10-01-08|
|6 Barbara James||6||09-25-12||10-01-14|
|7 Lucille A. Moskowitz||6||09-06-05||10-01-07|
|8 Robert Dellamura||3||09-25-12||10-01-14|
|9 Damon Blakeley||5||02-21-12||10-01-13|
|10 Hao Tran||9||06-12-07||10-01-08|
|11 Carla McKenzie||4||05-08-12||10-01-13|
Chairperson: Lisa Thomas
Department Contact: Angela Rush, 392-6155
Download the Human Relations Commission resource guide.