Troy Mayor Robin Oda announced today that she will be asking from applications for Troy residents to serve on the City’s long-standing, but currently inactive, Human Relations Commission (HRC). Mayor Oda plans to concentrate the Commission’s efforts on studying current issues and opportunities facing Troy’s minority and majority groups. The Mayor is granted the authority to appoint members to the Troy Human Relations Commission under Chapter 135 of the City’s Codified Ordinances.
Mayor Oda stated: “Troy is a great place to live but, like all communities, we can always do better. The HRC is a great way to study our challenges and opportunities related to issues involving age, race, poverty, and common-sense communications. The HRC will bring together a diverse group of engaged Troy residents of all ethnicities, ages, and educational levels to talk to one another and, most importantly, discuss how we can collectively resolve misperceptions and misconceptions surrounding Troy, the Dayton region, and state of Ohio.”
Troy City Council President Bill Lutz agreed: “This Commission has been dormant, but will serve to discuss the issues of the community with regards to race, gender, social economics, and other concerns. I know that Mayor Oda’s appointments will work towards common solutions that will make Troy an even greater place to live, work, and visit.”
Residents interested in serving on the Commission may apply on the City’s website at http://www.troyohio.gov/FormCenter/Service-Safety-Director-9/Board-Interest-Form-60 or by calling 937-335-1725. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 937-335-1725.
The deadline for applications will be Wednesday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants must live within the City limits.