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Human Rights Commission



The Commission's purpose is to promote and secure mutual understanding and respect among all economic, social, religious, age, ethnic, sexual, and racial groups in the city, and shall act as conciliator in controversies involving intergroup and interracial relations. The Commission shall cooperate with federal, state, and other city agencies in an effort to develop harmonious intergroup and interracial relations and shall endeavor to enlist the support of civic, religious, labor, industrial, and commercial groups and civic leaders dedicated to the improvement of intergroup and interracial relations and elimination of discriminatory practices.




Member Position Term Expires
Linda Cherry Council Representative 10/24/16
Paula Compton   03/14/17
Jessica Evans Treasurer 10/24/15
Peggy Munke   10/24/15
Connie Payne   10/24/15
Jody Cofer Randall Chair 10/24/17
Doris Saunders   11/13/17
Jane Shoemaker Council Representative 01/14/17



   Location:                    City Hall
   Address:                    104 North 5th Street
   Date and Time:         2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in serving on this board/commission please complete an application by clicking here or if you would like more information regarding this board/commission, contact the City Clerk by email or call 270-762-0300.

Establishment of Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission Bylaws


Additional Information:

Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Revisions to the City of Murray's Human Rights Ordinance
The format of the meeting is as follows:
1.    The town meeting will continue for up to 90 minutes or until no one indicates a desire to speak on the subject.
2.    Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to speak by standing, and should wait to speak until they are recognized by the facilitator.  Those speaking should do so from the designated microphone.
3.    Those wishing to speak are asked to keep their comments to 2 minutes.  Time will be kept, and the facilitator will stand at 90 seconds and will interrupt at 2 minutes, asking the speaker to conclude remarks.
4.    Remarks in support or in opposition will be followed by a request for a different viewpoint.  If none is offered, the next speaker will be recognized, regardless of the viewpoint offered.
5.    Persons who demonstrate an unwillingness to cooperate with the protocols will not be recognized.  Other limitations on speech or the use of language in a public forum may be suggested, as appropriate, by the City Attorney or his assignee.

All interested parties are invited to attend.  Please come and share your thoughts with people who are interested in promoting values of opportunity, freedom, and fairness among all people in Murray.

Questions regarding this public forum may be addressed to Commission Chair Jody Cofer Randall at or by calling 270-809-5040.

 Proposed Ordinance


City of Murray Human Rights Commission Issue-Based Hearings for 2014-2015

Tips for Talking About Race Relations in Our Community

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board Appointees

Issue-Based Hearings for 2014-2015

Annual Report - 2013-2014

Resolution on City Appointees to Boards and Commissions - Adopted June 9, 2014

The Month of October has been proclaimed to be Bullying Prevention and Character Counts month.

Bully Free Resolution - adopted by the Human Rights Commission on the 14th day of January 2013.

For more information on a bully free program visit

Free Resources for parents, students, teachers, and etc.

Follow Murray's Bully Free Community Education Campaign on Facebook.

Statistics - Bullying in the Schools and in the Workplace

Articles written by Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., President of Bully Free Systems, LLC
Article 1 - Why Children Do No Report Bullying
Article 2 - Help Your Child Be Bully Free In The Community
Article 3 - Could Your Child Bully
Article 4 - When Your Child Bullies Part I
Article 5 - When Your Child Bullies Part II
Article 6 - When Your Child Bullies Part III
Article 7 - Workplace Bullying Part I
Article 8 - Workplace Bullying Part II
Article 9 - Workplace Bullying Part III

Murray State University, Office of Multicultural Affairs/Color Chronicles covers the City of Murray Human Rights Commission Conference which was on April 16, 2013. To see the youtube video click here.

Contact the Human Rights Commission

The Murray Human Rights Commission is sponsoring video presentations of Dr. Allan Beane's "Bully Free Program". For more information click here.

Recent Agenda - March 9, 2015

The Human Rights Commission Committee on Poverty will meet on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at 1537 Spring Creek Drive in Murray, to review collected data on poverty and develop a framework to approach efforts pertaining to poverty in the City of Murray.

Previous Meeting Minutes:

Meeting Minutes -- Adobe PDF

Jan. 14, 2013 Feb. 11, 2013 Apr. 8, 2013
May 6, 2013 Jun. 10, 2013 Jul. 8, 2013
Aug. 12, 2013 Sep. 9, 2013 Oct. 14, 2013
Nov. 11, 2013 Dec. 9, 2013 Jan. 13, 2014
Feb. 10, 2014 Mar. 10, 2014 May 12, 2014
Jun. 9, 2014 Jul. 14, 2014 Aug. 11, 2014
Sep. 8, 2014 Oct. 13, 2014 Nov. 11, 2014
Dec. 8, 2014 Jan. 12, 2015 Feb. 9, 2015