Human Relations Commission (HRC)

Borough of Gettysburg Nondiscrimination and Local Human Relations Commission Ordinance

Purpose

The Borough of Gettysburg finds that it is of high public importance to adopt appropriate legislation to ensure that all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, religious creed or belief, ancestry, national origin, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability or handicap or the use of service or assistance animals or the handler or trainer of such service animals, enjoy the full benefits of citizenship and are afforded equal opportunities for employment, public accommodation, housing and commercial property. The Borough Council of the Borough of Gettysburg declares it to be the public policy of the Borough of Gettysburg to foster equality and equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, religious creed or belief, ancestry, national origin, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability or handicap or the use of service or assistance animals or the handler or trainer or such service animals, in all matters affecting employment, public accommodation, housing and commercial property, and to safeguard the right of all persons to remain free from discrimination or discriminatory practices in any of the foregoing aspects of their lives.

It is the express purpose and intent of the Borough of Gettysburg Nondiscrimination and Local Human Relations Commission Ordinance that all persons be treated fairly and equally and that all persons within the Borough of Gettysburg be guaranteed fair and equal treatment under law. This Borough of Gettysburg Nondiscrimination and Local Human Relations Commission Ordinance shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the Borough of Gettysburg, as provided under the Borough Code, for the protection of the public safety, welfare, health and peace of the community of the Borough of Gettysburg.

 

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
Janet Morgan Riggs Commission Member
Taurean G. Moses Commission Member
Pastor Jay Eckman Commission Member
Jennie Dillon Commission Member
Scott Hancock Commission Member (ALTERNATE)
Kara Reithmaier HR Coordinator
Janelle Wertzberger Commission Member
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