Human Rights Commission

The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC) exists to advocate for the human rights of residents in the City of Virginia Beach.

​​​​Honor Citizens who are Beacons of Light at the Beach

Since 1993, the Human Rights Commission has presented Human Rights Awards, annually, to honor individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people with diverse background. 

Nominate some today for a Human Rights Award

Perhaps it’s a military veteran, coach, an interfaith leader. Maybe you know a deserving student, neighbor, an elected/appointed official, or a business leader. Someone whose personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding goes above and beyond the call of duty. An individual that works to create an inclusive community for people of diverse backgrounds. This is your chance to honor them for their contributions. 

​Simply complete the nomination form and submit it by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 ​​

Submit Your No​mination​​​


 Agendas & Minutes

Commission Agendas & Minutes 2016
January Agenda Minutes
February Agenda Minutes
March Agenda Minutes
April Agenda Minutes
May Agenda Minutes
June Agenda​​ Minutes
July Agenda​ Minu​tes
August Agenda​ Minutes
September Agenda Minutes
October No Meeting No Meeting
November Agenda Minutes
December Agenda Minutes​

 Meetings

The Human Rights Commission holds regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 4:00p.m. and are open to the public. 

 
Please review the schedule below for dates and locations. 

 

 HRC Awards Program

​Annually, since 1993, the Human Rights Commission has presented Human Rights Awards to honor individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, disability or sexual orientation backgrounds. This recognition program gives the community the opportunity to nominate individuals, community groups, organizations, and businesses for meritorious service in the pursuit of cultural diversity and advocacy of human rights for all. In addition, the Commission presents the Daniel Matthew Stone Humanitarian Award to a resident who has excelled in their efforts in the area of humanitarianism.  And finally, the Meyera E. Oberndorf Human Rights Award for Achievement in Government honors government officials or groups (elected or appointed) who protect or promote the awareness of cultural diversity and advocacy of human rights. Nominees must reside or work in the Commonwealth of Virginia and contribute to promoting human rights within the state.​

 
View a listing of past recipients ​below.

 

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