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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019 – Information from the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission

Media Contact: Janice O’Connell | Assembly of Delegates Clerk
Phone: 508 375-6761| Email:

BARNSTABLE, MA – The Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates will hold a public hearing on Proposed Ordinance 19-02, Wednesday, April 17th at 4:15 PM, at the East Wing Conference Center of the Old Jail House, Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main St. Barnstable, MA. 02630

Proposed Ordinance 19-02 will address amending the name, membership structure and general function of the existing Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, now anticipated to become the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Board (BCHRAB).

In 2018 a review of all Ordinances related to the Human Rights Commission was undertaken by the Board of Regional Commissioners, Human Rights Commission and other county staff resulting in the submission by the Regional Commissioners of Proposed Ordinance 19-02 to the Assembly of Delegates for consideration and adoption.

Proposed Ordinance 19-02 can be viewed on the Barnstable County Assembly Business Calendar web page at

For any questions related to the Assembly of Delegates public hearing process, please contact Assembly Clerk Janice O’Connell at or via telephone to 508-375-6761.

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION Barnstable County created the Human Rights Commission to address discrimination, equal rights, and equal access in Barnstable County. For more information regarding the role of the Human Rights Commission visit: