The committee shall consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of 11 members, with one out of every five members to be a direct appointment by the mayor, and with the remaining members to be at large appointments of the city commission.
The members of the committee shall reflect, as nearly as possible, the diversity of individuals protected under the city's human rights ordinance. In keeping with this policy, not less than two months prior to making appointments or re-appointments to the committee, the city manager shall solicit nominations from as many public service groups and other sources, which he/she deems appropriate, as possible.
At least one of the committee members shall possess, in addition to the general qualifications set forth herein for members, a license to practice law in the State of Florida; be active member of and in good standing with the Florida Bar; and have experience in civil rights law. City Liaison: Lidyce Grana
Get to know the Miami Beach Human Rights Committee
The City of Miami Beach prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. If you believe that you have been the victim of an unlawful discriminatory practice because of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and familial status, age or disability, you may file a complaint with the City within 180 days after the alleged discrimination occurred. All complaints will be investigated fully and promptly.
The City of Miami Beach’s Human Rights Committee has worked since 2010 to inform the public of the rights and remedies provided under the City’s Human Rights Ordinance, facilitate public awareness about human rights issues, and recommend to the Mayor and Commission legislation or activities that would further the purpose of human rights and eliminate or prevent discrimination. The City of Miami Beach Human Rights Ordinance is one of the most inclusive in the world, prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital and familial status, or age. Recent human rights events and focus areas have included human trafficking, trans-gender issues, economic and wage discrimination, and housing issues. The committee meets monthly except in August.
The complaint form is available online or at Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive, third floor (Human Resources Department). The complaint form is offered in English, Spanish and Creole. For more information, please contact 305.673.7524.
Who Can File a Discrimination Complaint?
Frequently Asked Questions
History of the Miami Beach Human Rights Ordinance
Copy of Human Rights Ordinance 2010-3669
Copy of Mandatory Posting Requirement - Ordinance 2013-3818
Mandatory Posting Requirement - Click Here For Discrimination Is Illegal Poster
Term Intersexuality added as a protected classification - Ordinance 2013-3828
Ancestry, Height, Weight, Domestic Partner Status, Labor Organization Membership, Familial Situation, and Political Affiliation added as Protected Classes - Ordinance 2016-4034 NEW
A major component to the Human Rights Ordinance is the establishment of the City of Miami Beach Human Rights Committee (MBHRC), whose duties include, amongst others, informing persons of the rights and remedies provided by the Human Rights Ordinance. For more information, please call (305) 673.7411.
MBHRC Membership and Agenda InformationHuman Rights Commi
|Chair||Amanda Knapp||City Commission|
|Board Member||Ariana Hernandez-Reguant||City Commission|
|Board Member||Gail Kay Harris||City Commission|
|Board Member||Cindy Mattson||City Commission|
|Board Member||Heidi Tandy, Esq.||City Commission|
|Board Member||Sunny Weber||City Commission|
|Board Member||Jonathan Welsh||City Commission|
|City Liaison||Lidyce Grana||City Commission|