Human Relations

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About HHRC

Under Chapter 3 of the City Code, the Hutchinson Human Relations Commission (HHRC) is a nine (9) member advisory board to the City Council. The HHRC endeavors to eliminate prejudice and to create harmonious relationships among the various groups in this city through public education and outreach. Chapter 3 of the Hutchinson City Code is the Human Relations Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability and familial status (in housing).
For information and guidance in how to file a discrimination complaint, please contact Meryl Dye, Assistant City Manager, at or (620) 620-259-4118, TDD KS Relay Center 7-1-1. You will receive confidential assistance and follow-up support when filing a formal discrimination charge with Federal or State civil rights agencies.


The HHRC regularly meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in  the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 125 East Avenue B, Hutchinson. Meetings are open to the public.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a program series of community discussions on relevant and timely discrimination issues. The HHRC works with other community groups on the planning and presentation of the Conversations. Various meeting formats may be used to present the discussion topics. All Conversations are open to the public free of charge and held at local accessible venues. The Conversations will be announced in advance on this web page, the City's Facebook page, Channel 7 TV, and local media. 

Feb. 27, 2018 Conversation on Race - View the live stream video recording here.

July 18, 2017 Community Conversation on Race - Link to Article: "The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility" by Anna Kegler.  

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Human Relations Commission Brochure

KANSAS LANDLORD-TENANT LAW - Information about the Kansas Landlord-Tenant Law is provided in a brief video series produced by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Click here to view the video presentation.

Contact Us

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    Meryl R. Dye

    Assistant City Manager/ADA Coordinator
    Phone: 620-259-4118

    City Manager's Office

    125 E Avenue B
    Hutchinson, KS 67501

    TDD: KS Relay 7-1-1
    Fax: 620-694-2673


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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