Human Rights Advisory Committee

Review Board Vacancies

There are no vacancies at this time


The Human Rights Advisory Committee provides advice and actionable recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager in their efforts to build and maintain an inclusive community by cultivating awareness, increasing diversity, encouraging sensitivity, promoting equity, and improving relations with various segments of the community.

For additional information, please contact Wafi Shah, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist at (661) 267-5407 or at


Meetings are conducted on the 4th Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. and held at the Council Chamber located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B Palmdale, CA 93550

At least 72 hours before a scheduled meeting, the agenda and related items will be posted. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Verbal Public Comment During the Meeting


  • Webinar attendee link
  • Please press *9 to “Raise Your Hand” and wait for the host to ask you to unmute yourself. 
  • Press *6 to unmute your microphone. 
  • Please state your name and city of residence for the record and begin

Verbal comments must be limited to three (3) minutes.  Public comments submitted will become part of the official meeting record.

The safety and well-being of employees and the public remain the City's top priority. The City of Palmdale appreciates your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Public Attendance at Meetings

As a result of the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, and our desire to keep both the public and City staff safe, the public will be permitted to physically attend the Human Rights Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for January 24, 2022, including public seating available at limited capacity.  Masks are required to be worn by all persons in attendance.  It is recommended that all citizens practice social distancing to the extent possible while in attendance. 

Commission Facts

  • The Human Rights Advisory Committee is made up of seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
  • Human Rights Advisory Committee members serve a two-year term.