On October 4, 2021, Borough of Dormont Council and Dormont Mayor Walsh adopted Ordinance No. 1642, the Borough of Dormont Non-Discrimination Ordinance, becoming the 62nd municipality in Pennsylvania to do so. This ordinance establishes the Borough of Dormont Human Relations Commission. This ordinance establishes the Borough of Dormont’s intention that all persons be treated fairly and equally, thus prohibiting discrimination in housing, commercial property, employment, and public accommodations based upon actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, handicap or disability, or use of an assistance animal. This ordinance further provides definitions and establishes the means to file a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination. The Commission also promotes understanding, respect and cooperation among all racial, cultural, religious, ethnic, nationality and other groups within the Borough. An important duty of the commission will be to conduct educational programs for furtherance of the improvement of human relations in the Borough as well as other civic acts. We thank all of the residents who helped bring this ordinance to fruition, and who expressed their desire to serve their community.
The Borough of Dormont’s Human Relations Commission (BDHRC) was founded to ensure all Dormont residents can fully enjoy the Borough without discrimination, in that they are provided with equal opportunity and access to employment, housing, commercial property, and public accommodation regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, handicap or disability, or use of an assistance animal. The BDHRC collects and mediates submitted discrimination complaints; when applicable refers complaints to appropriate social, civic, or governmental agencies for further action; and provides education and outreach to the community on relevant issues. In doing so, the Commission is designed to create a more welcoming and equitable Borough for all residents, present and future.
Interest Form – For consideration, please fill out the electronic form below by August 11, 2023 by 10:00am
Paper copies are available in the Borough offices at 1444 Hillsdale Ave during office hours. You can also fill out and drop off the application and optional resume there. Immediately below is a link to a PDF form that can be emailed to Krista Watt, Assistant Borough Manager at email@example.com, printed and mailed, or dropped off at the Borough Offices printed and mailed or dropped off at the Borough Offices. Please note the due date is August 11, 2023 by 10:00am.
BDHRC – Interest Form PDF
To help ensure equal access to Borough programs, services and activities, the Borough of Dormont will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation to apply for this Commission, please call the Borough of Dormont at 412-561-8900 with such requests.
We thank you for your interest.
The purpose of this form is to apply for appointment to the Borough of Dormont’s Human Relations Commission. This form will be shared with the selection committee, which will consist of the members of the Planning, Sustainability, and Inclusion Committee of the Borough of Dormont’s Council, and may also be shared with the Council at large, the Mayor of Dormont, the Borough Manager, and/or the Assistant Borough Manager.
Please note that information requested in this document is public information.
Human Relations Commissioners
The BDHRC will be comprised of 5 members representing a broad spectrum of the community, including, but without limitation to the following factors: areas of expertise, advocacy experience, community involvement, profession, education, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, and geographic identification. One of the Commissions members shall be appointed by the other members to act as the Commission’s Chairperson. Members must be residents of the Borough of Dormont.
The BDHRC shall set its own meeting schedule, with Members expected to participate in all meetings (or pre-arrange absences). The BDHRC must meet at least six times per year at a time not otherwise occupied by another committee or commission but may meet more frequently should it be deemed appropriate. At meetings, commissioners shall consider any complaint forms received and decide the appropriate action, shall plan for education and special projects to be received by the BDHRC and delivered to residents of Dormont at large, and additional hearings may be scheduled to respond to events, conduct hearings and forums, or extend the work of the Commission.
Please keep in mind that the BDRHC seeks to model service leadership and respect in its work with commission members, local government, and the community. Any applicant should possess the willingness to work with a diverse team and participate in intergroup dialogues and team building with diverse communities.
Please review the materials from the website to inform your responses on the form below.
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Once you complete the form, you may send an optional resume to Krista Watt, Assistant Borough Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
Borough of Dormont Human Relations Commission
Attn: Krista Watt
1444 Hillsdale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216