The committee was established by the Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for the purpose of addressing community issues involving prejudice or discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, creed or religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition; informing the Appointing Authorities and other organizations of their findings; and making recommendations, in an advisory capacity, to the Appointing Authorities and other organizations, as necessary.
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Owen Wexler, Chair
Evelyn Bryant, Vice Chair
Emily Cottrell, Secretary
Charles E. Davis Jr.
Melanie Frank, Chair, Crisis Prevention/Preparedness sub-committee
Jeff Hovis, Chair, Public Education sub-committee
Lori Wainright, Chair, Program sub-committee
The Community Relations Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at 5:30 pm in the Lord Spencer Compton Conference Room, City Hall, 102 N. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC, unless otherwise posted. Beginning June 26, 2018, the Community Relations Advisory Committee will change the meeting location to the New Hanover County Library, 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington,NC. The June meeting will begin at 4:00 pm and will be devoted to a training for committee members.
Crisis Sub-Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month, except December, at 1:00 pm in the City of Wilmington Community Services Conference Room, 2nd floor, 305 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC, unless otherwise posted.
Programming and Public Education Sub-Committees meet jointly on the third Sunday of each month, except December, at 3:30 pm in the City of Wilmington Police Department Blue Room, 615 Bess Street, Wilmington, NC, unless otherwise posted. The Programming and Public Education Sub-Committee will not meet in June, 2018. Beginning in August 2018 the Programming and Public Education Sub-Committee will meet at 4:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the New Hanover County Library, 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC.
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