Human Rights Commission


2024 Human Rights Commission. From left to right: Secretary Heather Damron, Bob Patrino, Vice Chair Angela Di Filippo, past chair Gloria Ngezaho, Chair Demi Chatters, Jason Ogawa, Noah Rui. Commissioners missing in photo are Karen Elliott and Courtney Wooten.


Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 819 6111 2647

Passcode: 493653

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings take place the first Thursday of the month on at least a quarterly basis. 
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Zoom until further notice. Check this page for updates.
  • Land Acknowledgment

SCHRC Human Rights Day 2023 (1)


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2023 International Day of Peace Proclamation


2023 World Day

Celebrating Black History Month

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Following are links to the recoding from "Ending Domestic Extremism," where the Human Rights Commission observed the May 21, 2022, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, by hosting the special event.



 Proclamation of 2022 World Day for Cultural Diversity

Snohomish County Human Rights Commission Statement in Solidarity with Ukraine

EVERETT, Wash., March 25, 2022 - The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission stands in solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian people throughout the world and in our community. As noted by County Executive, Dave Somers:

“The Ukrainian community in Snohomish County and across the world should know that we stand in solidarity with them, their freedoms, and their right to determine their own government. We will do all we can to support Ukrainians living in the Puget Sound region and any who may come to join them. The courage of Ukrainians in the face of this naked aggression is beyond inspiring.”

In addition to standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we also stand in solidarity with all refugees from all nations of the world. By the end of 2019, there were 79.5 million people who were forced to leave their homes due to warfare and other violent forms of oppression. We know this number is higher today than it was in 2019 as the factors contributing to displacement continue to proliferate.

As stated in the first three foundational articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom, dignity, equality, and security are at the heart of our community. We encourage our community to join us in welcoming refugees and embracing them as our neighbors.


MemberCounty Council District
Noah RuiDistrict 1 - Term expires 7/1/2024
Demi ChattersDistrict 2 - Second term expires 7/1/2025
Heather DamronDistrict 3 - Term expires 7/1/2026
Karen ElliottDistrict 4 - Term expires 7/1/2026
Robert Patrino 
District 5 - Term expires 7/1/2025
Dr. Gloria Ngezaho - Vice ChairCounty Executive Representative - Term expires 7/1/2024
Capt. Robert Ogawa
Law Enforcement Representative -Term expires 7/1/2025
Courtney Wooten -  Commission ChairMember at Large Position 1  - Term expires 7/1/2024
Angela Di FilippoMember at Large  Position 2 - Term expires 7/1/2025


Click here for the Snohomish County Proclamation Recognizing June as Pride Month in Snohomish County

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About the Commission

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) serves as an advisory body to the County Executive, County Council, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other County Officers and Agencies in matters concerning human rights.

The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation. See Snohomish County Code Chapter 2.460 and from that page, search for 2.460.020. Bylaws

Contact: Karen Anderson at 425-388-3460 or

Click here for information on joining the SCHRC.