Anne Arundel Council Approves Student Member Voting on Human Relations Commission

The Anne Arundel Human Relations Commission is composed of 13 members, one of which is a student representative who may soon have full voting rights on the body.

The Anne Arundel County Council voted on December 20 to allow the student member of the county Human Relations Commission to vote on commission business. Previously the student member was allowed to sit on the commission but not vote.

The Human Relations Commission website states that, “The Human Relations Commission works to promote the fair and equal treatment of all Anne Arundel County residents and to counteract racism, discrimination, intolerance and hate/bias incidents in the County.”

The commission is composed of 13 members, including the student member.

According to the Baltimore Sun:

Human Relations Commission student members serve one-year terms and must be a county public high school student, nominated by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils of Anne Arundel County.

The measure will now be considered by County Executive Steuart Pittman, who has expressed support.

Learn more about the Human Relations Commission.

Read the full Baltimore Sun article.