Dover Human Relations Commission (DHRC)


Committed to a philosophy of inclusion, intergroup cooperation and fair treatment, the City of Dover Human Relations Commission works to ensure that the City of Dover has and utilizes policies, programs, ordinances, organizational practices, specialized resources and appropriately trained employees to support diversity, inclusion and cultural competency in its organization and services.

Additionally, by involving all segments of the community, the Commission promotes an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of diversity, inclusion, and positive intergroup relations among residents of varying backgrounds in the city; and, advocates for an environment of fairness and respect.

The Commission works with the City Council and the City Administration and other community organizations to strengthen inter-group relationships and to eliminate discrimination; and, to anticipate, prepare for and resolve incidents of intergroup conflicts and disputes within the city.


The Commission’s vision is a city whose government, organizations, groups and individual citizens value diversity, inclusion, respect and trust.

Profiles for Dover Human Relations Commission Members

DHRC 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Dover Human Relations Commission Diversity Research Project