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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
Brian Clardy Treasurer 10/24/15
Paula Compton   03/14/17
Tung Dinh   10/24/14
Peggy Munke   10/24/15
Connie Payne   10/24/15
Jody Cofer Randall Chair 10/24/14
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


Additional Information:


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 - July 8, 2013

Previous Meeting Minutes:

May 6, 2013
April 8, 2013
February 11, 2013
January 14, 2013
December 10, 2012