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Commission on Citizens' Rights and Community Relations

Mission Statement

  • The Commission on Citizens’ Rights & Community Relations of the City of Buffalo strives to eliminate prejudice, intolerance, bigotry and discrimination; to encourage equality of treatment and prevent discrimination against persons based upon race, ethnic background, cultural background, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, nationality and age; and to assure respect for the civil liberties of all citizens. 

Commission on Citizens’ Rights and Community Relations Board Members


  • David Granville


  • John Calvin Davis


  • Sherrill W. Colston
  • Barbara Kloberdanz
  • Rev. Sheila Wallace
  • Gary Wilson, Esq.
  • Zaw Win


  • Richard Morrisroe, Executive Director
  • Carolyn Manney, Assistant Director

The History of civil rights in the City of Buffalo

Contact Us

Department Head:
Richard J. Morrisroe, Esq.

City Hall Room 1316-C, Buffalo, NY, 14202

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Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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