CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES - KANSAS

Hutchinson
Kansas City
Lawrence
Manhattan
Olathe
Salina
Topeka
Wichita

HUTCHINSON HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
125 E. Avenue B
Huchinson, KS 67502

Lana Reed, Human Relations Officer
Tel: (316) 694-2643
Fax: (316) 694-2675
TDD: (316) 694-2628

The Commission provides assistance in protecting citizens' civil rights and seeking relief from illegal actions while providing community education. The Commission investigates and conciliates complaints regarding discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, or physical handicap.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Hutchinson
Type(s) of publications: None

KANSAS CITY (KANSAS) HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
701 N. 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101

Marian J. Augustus, Director
Tel: (913) 573-5460
Fax: (913) 573-5473
TDD: None

The Human Resources Department's mission is to uphold the equal housing ordinance in Kansas City. The Department accepts and investigates housing complaints.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Kansas City
Type(s) of publications: None

LAWRENCE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
P.O. Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044-0708

Rehelio (Ray) A. Samuel, Executive Director
Tel: (913) 832-3310
Fax: (913) 832-3405
TDD: (913) 832-3205

The Commission accepts and investigates allegations of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations because of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability, and familial status in housing; monitors the city's employment practices; and encourages utilization of minority and female employees and disadvantaged business enterprises in city-owned projects and purchases.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Lawrence
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly staff report

MANHATTAN HUMAN RIGHTS AND SERVICES BOARD
1101 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Larry Hackney, Staff Liaison/Human Relations Officer
Tel: (785) 587-2443
Fax: (785) 587-2464
TDD: (785) 587-2448

The board is authorized by local ordinance to receive and investigate complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accomodations.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Manhattan
Type(s) of publications: Landlord/Tenant, Various

OLATHE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
P.O. Box 768
Olathe, KS 66051-0768

Joyce Key, Director
Tel: (913) 782-2600
Fax: (913) 791-6203
TDD: (913) 791-6280

The Commission is an 11-member volunteer board appointed by the City Council and dedicated to fostering intergroup understanding.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Olathe
Type(s) of publications: None

SALINA HUMAN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 736
Salina, KS 67402-0736

Kaye Crawford, Interim Director
Tel: (913) 826-7330
Fax: (913) 826-7349
TDD: (913) 826-7333

The Department is responsible for enforcing Salina's equal opportunity and affirmative action ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and city employment against the federally protected classes and on the basis of age.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Salina
Type(s) of publications: None

KANSAS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
900 SW Jackson, Suite 851-S
Topeka, KS 66612-1258

Robert G. Lay, Executive Director
Tel: (913) 296-3206
Fax: (913) 296-0589
TDD: (913) 296-0245

The mandate of the Commission is to assure equal opportunities in the State of Kansas in all employment relations; to eliminate and prevent discrimination, segregation, or separation; and to assure equal opportunities in all places of public accommodations and in housing. The agency's mission and purpose are established by the Kansas Act Against Discrimination, the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and administrative rules and regulations.

Geographic area(s) served: State of Kansas
Type(s) of publications: None

TOPEKA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
215 S.E. 7th Street, Room 170
Topeka, KS 66603

Marshall L. Howard, Executive Director
Tel: (913) 295-3606
Fax: (913) 368-3609
TDD: None

The Commission's mandate is to eliminate and prevent employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, or disability; and discrimination in housing and places of public accommodations.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Topeka and Shawnee County
Type(s) of publications: Training material

WICHITA CITIZENS RIGHTS & SERVICES BOARD
455 N. Main Street
Wichita, KS 67202

Annie Montgomery, Executive Director
Tel: (316) 268-4691
Fax: (316) 268-4567
TDD: None

The Commission has five appointed members to administer the Wichita ordinance against discrimination, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of the federally protected classes except familial status and with the addition of marital status and disabled veteran status.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Wichita
Type(s) of publications: None