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Commissions

Seattle Women's Commission

Seattle Women's Commission event, 2018. A room of people learning about the history of women in Seattle.

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 Disability Commission

Stage shot from Inclusion Jubilee, 2018.

The Seattle Disability Commission 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.

Seattle LGBTQ Commission

A giant pride flag is unfurled with a large group of people holding it around the edges. Pride flag raising, Seattle, 2018.

The Seattle LGBTQ Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommends policies and legislation, brings the LGBTQ communities together through long-ranged projects, and ensures that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting Seattle's LGBTQ communities.

Human Rights Commission

An overhead shot of Seattle Human Rights Day, 2018.

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.

Civil Rights

Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Interim Director
Address: 810 3rd Avenue , Suite 750, Seattle, WA, 98104-1627
Phone: (206) 684-4500
civilrights@seattle.gov

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The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public places, and contracting within Seattle.