The Human Relations Commission (HRC) was established as a part of the City of Jackson government on November 19, 1963. The commission is comprised of 9 members, of which at least 5 must be residents of the city while others may reside in Jackson County. A diversity balance is sought among members to allow for a fully representative body reflective of the city's population.
The standing committees of the HRC are: Community Needs, Labor and Industry, and Public Relations and Information. The HRC also welcomes opportunities to partner with other organizations working in the areas of human relations and services.