The City of Morganton’s Human Relations Commission (the HRC) strives to foster an open community by promoting understanding of human relations; investigating and studying problems, complaints, and specific situations; and makes recommendations to the City to facilitate orderly change to solve issues of oppression, discrimination, and injustice.
The Human Relations Commission consists of 12 to 16 members that are appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor seeks the recommendation and advice of the council for appointments, but does not need the consent of the council to make appointments. Members serve three-year terms.
To the degree possible, appointments to the commission represent the racial, religious and ethnic makeup of the city. At least one member of the commission is a student at Freedom High School, and at least one other member is student at Patton High School. It is required that at least one member be a representative of the Morganton Public Safety Department.
If you would like to serve on the HRC, download an application here: https://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-council/boards-and-commissions
Term Expires Member
5/2021 - Rev. Wayne Johnson, Chairperson
5/2021 - Capt. Jason Whisnant, Public Safety Rep.
5/2022 - Gale Jones, Vice-Chairperson
5/2021 - Francisco Risso
5/2021 – Stefonia Vaught
5/2023 - Juan Monroy
5/2023 – Jennifer Moua
5/2022 - Seth P. Hunt
5/2022 - Tricia Evans-Hunt
5/2022 - Alice Horton / Rosemary Ohnesorge
2020/2021 - Freedom High School Representative - vacant
2020/2021 - Patton High School Representative - vacant
Rus Scherer, Human Resources Director, City Staff / Ex-Officio
Dianne Stuart, Human Resources Specialist, City Staff