Human Relations Commission Seeks Public Input on Survey
Post Date:01/29/2020 3:00 PM
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The Ames Human Relations Commission (AHRC) is interested in hearing from citizens about their experiences living in Ames. Of special interest is how included citizens feel and what experiences they have had related to hate, bias, and discrimination. Also, the Commission seeks more feedback in learning what the City of Ames could do better or differently to become a more inclusive and equitable community.
AHRC's overall purpose is to promote goodwill among various religious and ethnic groups, partner with other organizations to develop programs designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural, and intergroup tensions; and to study the existence of discrimination within the community and work collaboratively to minimize or eliminate it.
“With that purpose in mind, the Commission is gathering feedback on experiences our residents have had in Ames, and we are looking for opportunities to become a more welcoming community,” said Assistant City Manager Deb Schildroth, who serves as the staff liaison to the Commission. “By completing the survey, you will be helping the AHRC become more responsive to these needs in the community.”
The survey is available at: www.cityofames.org/government/2019-20-ames-human-relations-commission-survey or www.cityofames.org/AHRCInclusionSurvey
The deadline to take the survey is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.