Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

May 2017 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
5/03/2017 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

Present:

  • Commissioner Crawford
  • Commissioner Selim
  • Commissioner S. Malik
  • Commissioner Solon
  • Commissioner Alber
  • Commissioner Salinas
  • Commissioner Brangman
  • Commissioner Bhinge
  • Commissioner Khairallah
  • Commissioner Shipman
  • Deputy Director Patricia Stephan-Fawcett

Absent:

  • Commissioner Griffin Paul
  • Commissioner M. Malik

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Khairallah that the May 3, 2017, agenda be approved as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes: It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the April 5, 2017, minutes be approved as presented. The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Khairallah abstaining.

STAFF ISSUES

Deputy Director Fawcett updated the Commissioners with the March Monthly Report. The staff met all of the Balance Score Card Goals except one for the month.

COMMISSION BUSINESS

HRC#2017025H – CONCILIATION. It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salon that the conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC#2014058E – CONCILIATION. It was moved by Commissioner Salim and seconded by Commissioner Khairallah that the conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC#2014194E – APPEAL. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner S. Malik that the staff findings be upheld and this matter be dismissed due to no cause finding. The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Brangman and Commissioner Khairallah abstaining.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Commissioner Solon mentioned in the previous Commission meeting that the commission needs a system to better notify nominees for the Award Ceremony in a timely manner. Commissioner Crawford has verified that the award Nominee was notified in a timely matter and that the staff worked on it quickly.

Outreach – Commissioner Khairallah presented his proposal to establish a Commissioncommittee regarding outreach programs. It was moved by Commissioner Khairallah and seconded by Commissioner Selim to move forward with the proposed Outreach Committee. Commissioners Alber, Khairallah, S. Malik, Salinas, and Selim voted in favor of the motion; Commissioners Bhinge, Crawford, and Shipman voted against the motion; and Commissioners Brangman and Solon abstained. The motion passed by majority vote.

PENDING BUSINESS

There was no Pending Business.

NEW BUSINESS

The Commissioners agreed to discuss recognition of Commissioner Margosis at the next meeting.

 


The meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.

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