About the Commission
One City for All People
The mission of the Metro Human Relations Commission is to protect and promote the personal dignity, peace, safety, security, health, and general welfare of all people in Nashville and Davidson County. The Commission’s work is organized around a theme of “One City for All People.” This motto guides all MHRC education, training, advocacy, and compliance services. It places you, your family, and your community at the center of our work for equality, equity, and inclusion, irrespective of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or other protected status.
The Commission partners with schools, law enforcement, community-based organizations, businesses, academic, civic, and religious and other leaders, to engage conflict constructively and work against divisive attitudes and behaviors that compromise well-being in Metro Davidson County. By Metro Code, the Commission is further charged with receiving and resolving inquires and complaints of discrimination and perceived discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, financial services, commercial transactions, public accommodations, and the provision of city activities and services.
MHRC also offers educational resources that promote effective inter-group relations and dialogue, diversity training, study circles and other group facilitation models, Title VI training and compliance support, data collection, intake and timely processing of discrimination inquiries and complaints, community forums, ADR and community problem-solving, and policy recommendations for Metro Council.
The Metro Human Relations Commission is composed of seventeen volunteer Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Metro Council. The full board, Executive Committee, and Standing Committees meet a monthly in accordance to the schedules listed below. A corresponding agenda for each committee is posted to this webpage for general public review. All meetings are open to the public, free of charge, and governed under standard parliamentary procedure.
Read the MHRC's Bylaws.
All committee and full board meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and take place in the Davidson Room of the Metro Office Building, unless otherwise indicated.