Human Rights Commission


Charter information

Pursuant to KRS 344.310


The Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission was created by an inter-local agreement by the City of Lexington and the Fiscal Court of Fayette County in January of 1967. The predecessor of the joint Commission, the Lexington Commission on Human Rights was created in June of 1963. The charter created by the merger of the city of Lexington and Fayette County into a united urban county government reconstituted the Commission. The present Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission was created in 1974.

The mission of the Commission is to safeguard the legal rights of individuals regarding discrimination and to promote mutual understanding and respect among the people of Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky.

Learn more at our website

Meeting schedule and location

2023 Meeting dates

  • Jan. 23
  • Feb. 27
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 26
  • July 17
  • Aug. 21
  • Sept. 18
  • Oct. 16
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 18

Meetings are held virtually at 5:30 p.m.

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Meeting materials can be obtained by contacting the Executive Director, Ray Sexton.

Elected officers

Chair - Barbara Ellerbrook

Vice Chair - Janice Wyatt-Ross

Treasurer - Mindy Haas

Secretary - Jim Dickinson