Human Rights Commission
The purpose of the Commission shall be to make recommendations to the Mayor and Township Council for the formulation of policies in an attempt to foster, through community effort or otherwise, goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among the groups and elements of the inhabitants of the Township with the intent of eradicating bias incidents in our community due to race, color, creed, ethnicity, religious or sexual orientation. Additionally, the Commission is to also assist or make recommendations to the Mayor and Township Council for the development of policies and procedures in general and for programs of formal or informal education that will aid in eliminating all kinds of discrimination, mentioned above and shall have such further powers and duties as may be provided by the law against discrimination of the State of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq.).
EMAIL THE COMMISSION QUESTIONS: HRC@TWP.WOODBRIDGE.NJ.US
The Township of Woodbridge acknowledges the need to ordain a formal Commission charged with responsibility of aiding in the elimination of biased incidences in our Township due to race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.
The Township is also aware of the recently enacted New Jersey State Law against discrimination, codified at N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq., which specifically authorizes municipalities within the State to appoint local commissions on civil rights to aid and effectuate the purposes of that Act. Although the Township currently has in place a Human Relations Committee, it believes it to be in the best interest of the residents of the Township of Woodbridge that the Township officially creates via Ordinance a Human Rights Commission so that the work of the Commission will be perpetuated superseding the Committee, until repealed by Ordinance.
- To inform and educate our residents about the vast array of community services provided by the Township
- To provide a forum for discussion regarding community issues and concerns
- To promote goodwill, cooperation, and trust among the diverse groups of residents in our community.
- To eradicate bias in our community due to race, color, creed, gender, ethnicity, physical, mental, or cognitive disability, religious affiliation, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Glenn Morgan - Chair (Term 6/23/20 -6/30/23)
Patricia Osborne - Vice Chair (Term 6/23/20 - 6/30/23)
Rayshma Ali (Term 1/1/21 - 12/31/23)
Denise Anderson (Term 6/22/21 - 6/30/23)
Don Green (Term 3/15/22 - 6/30/23)
Hardeep Singh ( Term 6/21/2022 - 6/30/2023)
Meeting Dates: 2022
- January 10, 2022
- February 7, 2022
- March 7, 2022
- April 11, 2022 - Presentation by Officer Manzini on WPD Safe Place Initative
- May 9, 2022
- June 13, 2022
- July 11, 2022
- August 8, 2022
- September 12, 2022
- October 17, 2022
- No November Meeting
- December 12, 2022
All meetings of the Municipal Council will be held in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, One Main St., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 at 6:30 p.m.
The Council Chambers will be set up for participation to be in compliance with social distancing guidelines set by the State of New Jersey in place on the given date.
- December 13, 2021
- October 18, 2021
- September 13, 2021
- August 9, 2021
- July 12, 2021
- June 14, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- April 12, 2021
- March 8, 2021
- Feb. 8, 2021
- Jan 11, 2021
Presenters: Woodbridge Township Planning and Development - Affordable Housing
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Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Nolan on Mental Health & Addiction Services
VIEW MEETING MINUTES HERE: May 10, 2021
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Woodbridge Township School District MLK Essay Contest
VIEW MEETING MINUTES HERE: March 8, 2021 (Woodbridge School District Elementary MLK Essay Contest Winners)
NEW YEAR REORGANIZATION MEETING
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Meeting not recorded - no presenter
1. Residents with Substance Use Issues, Grants, Mental Health Initiatives.
2. Genova Burns
3. Township Recreation Department
4. Woodbridge Board of Education - Diversity Curriculum and programs
5. Affordable Housing/Low Income Housing
6. Diversity Events for Residents
7. Senator Vitale and Craig Coughlin
Presenters: Municipal Clerk & Woodbridge Township Police Department
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