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Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights

John H. Mulroy Civic Center
15th Floor East 
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-3565

Our office is staffed from
8 am to 4 pm. Mon - Fri.

Welcome to the Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights

• A division of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion




Montanette Murphy

Executive Director of Human Rights, Administrator of the

Justice Center Oversight Committee,

Title VI, ADA & LEP Plan Coordinator


Our Mission: To promote understanding and acceptance of diversity, facilitate intergroup communication, identify and address sources of intergroup tension and conflict, reduce conditions which can lead to discrimination and restrict opportunity, and to provide related education, information and referral.


The Human Rights Commission especially focuses on addressing prejudice and discrimination on the basis of color, creed, sex, age, religion, nationality/national origin, language used for communication, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation.


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How to file a complaint



The Human Rights Commission Director serves as the County's coordinator for its non-discrimination policies under Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you feel that you have been wrongly denied access to Onondaga County's programs or services, or discriminated against by a county employee, you can contact the Human Rights Commission for information about the county's policies and complaint procedures.


The Human Rights Commission staff are also the contact point for the new Jail Oversight Committee. For more information, or to address serious concerns about treatment or conditions at the Onondaga County Jail, please contact the Human Rights Commission staff.

The Human Rights Commission Meetings


The Members of the Onondaga County / Syracuse Human Rights Commission meets once a month at 5:30 pm on a Wednesday night.  Please see the specific dates and locations listed below. 


If you would like to join the Human Rights Commission meetings, please contact our office at (315) 435-3565.

2024 Human Rights Commission Meeting Dates

Meeting location: Beauchamp Library, 2111 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13205 - Additional Parking available


Date Location Agenda Minutes
January 17 *Meeting cancelled* *Meeting cancelled* *Meeting cancelled*
February 21 In-person click here click here
March 20 In-person click here click here
April 17 In-person click here forthcoming
May 15 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
June 19 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
July No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
August 21 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
September 18 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
October 16 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
November 20 In-person forthcoming forthcoming
December 18 In-person forthcoming forthcoming



For Meeting Agendas and Available Minutes from Past Years, click here


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