The Seattle Office for Civil Rights staffs four commissions:
Seattle Human Rights Commission
The Seattle Human Rights Commission was established in 1963 to advocate for justice and equal opportunity, to advise the City of Seattle on human rights issues and to collaborate with public and private sectors in order to educate them on methods to prevent and eliminate discrimination city-wide.
Seattle Women's Commission
The Seattle Women's Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments on issues that impact the women of Seattle. The Commission identifies areas of concern and recommends policy and legislation, provides feedback and opinion on issues of city and state budget, and acts as a liaison between the women of Seattle and City government.
Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission
The Seattle LGBT Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle.
Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities
The Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments about issues of importance to people with disabilities, recommends policies, practices, and legislation to the City in matters affecting the concerns of people with disabilities, and encourages understanding among people with various disabilities as well as between people with disabilities and the larger Seattle community.