Ipswich Human Rights Commission

Agendas and Minutes

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

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The IHRC has Openings!

Do you have a passion for civil rights?  Do you want to get involved and make good trouble? JOIN OUR TEAM!!   

Read below, or come to one of our meetings to learn more!   

Link to Online Application here:  Online Application - Ipswich Boards & Committees 

MEETING SCHEDULE Link:  2024 IHRC Mtg Schedule  

The Ipswich Human Rights Commission meets every three weeks, with "hybrid" meetings that are live at town hall, & available to access via ZOOM. (all info contained in Meeting Schedule Link)


The mission of the Ipswich Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is to uphold the civil and human rights of all people in Ipswich. The IHRC‘s vision is to reinforce positive relationships, cultivate a greater appreciation of diversity, eliminate prejudice and intolerance, and promote mutual respect and acceptance of individual differences based on, but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status.


We are a group of 10 citizens* appointed to advise the Town Manager, Select Board and other Town Departments.

*Voting Members:  9   Alternates: 1


The IHRC will focus on: 

  1. Responding to incidents of hate, bias, and discrimination

  2. Educating the community on issues through programming and events

  3. Community Building by partnering with groups in and around Ipswich and by encouraging community members to learn about common ties that connect the people who make up our community