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Who We Are

The Seattle Human Rights Commission consists of 21 representative residents of Seattle appointed to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and other Seattle City departments in matters affecting human rights. Eight commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, eight are appointed by the City Council, and four are appointed by the Commission. Commissioners are appointed to a two year term of office and serve without pay. The 21st member joins the Commission each year through Get Engaged, a leadership development program for 18-29 year olds.

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides staff and support to the Commission.


Meet Our Commissioners

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Matthew Mitnick

Appointed by: City Council
Term: 7/23/2022 - 7/22/2024
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Tricia Diamond

Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 1/23/2022 - 1/22/2024
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Jeff Abdullah

Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 7/23/2021 - 7/22/2023
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Andrea Daily-Michaux

Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 7/23/2022 - 7/22/2024
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Jo Bechtold

Appointed by: City Council
Term: 7/23/2021 - 7/22/2023
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Bryennah Quander

Get Engaged Member
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023

Seattle Human Rights Commission

The Seattle Human Rights Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on human rights issues, elevating community voices to ensure a greater public awareness for human rights concerns and creating actionable objectives for local officials.