Human Rights Commission

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Oversees and reviews the appropriate implementation of the New York State Human Rights Law, including allegations of discrimination in the areas of: Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation, Credit, Education, Retaliation and Boycotting/Black Listing; maintains an Affirmative Action component which effectuates the mandatory submissions to various regulatory agencies; monitors the city's workforce in respect to compliance with the various "Equal Employment Opportunity" statutes.

This is a one 3-year-term and all members are appointed by the City Council.

Commission Members

Arlene R. Penn, Chair
Theresa Bowman Smith, Vice Chair
Brentin Brown-Bullock
Manuel D. Fernandes, Jr.
Paul Meissner
Dominic A. Morelli
Shawn Norman
Rebecca Nyahay
Matthew J.Orefice
Lynette M. Phillips
Constance Walker-Fowler
Bishop Nagi F.H. Yousef 


Contact Us

City of Yonkers Human Rights Commission
87 Nepperhan Ave, Rm 325
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 377-6280