Human Rights Commission


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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.

Black Healing Fund

Additional Information

Housing Rights -  Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Text to 911 for Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Everett Housing Authority

National Human Trafficking Resource Center information line 888-373-7888

2019 Annual Human Rights Commission Report to Snohomish County Council

2018 Annual Human Rights Commission Report to Snohomish County Council

2023 is the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


LINK: 2023 Awards Information and Nomination Instructions

LINK: 2023 Awards Nomination Form

Each year, the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) reaffirms that human rights are the foundation of freedom and peace in the world. Historically, on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration, December 10, SCHRC hosts events to gather and celebrate the progress to building a more just society by recognizing the contributions residents make toward that effort.


For 2023, the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, SCHRC is now accepting nominations for human rights advocates for recognition of work toward honoring the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of our human family. Please nominate one of your citizens for the following award categories:


  • Human Rights Award
  • Young People’s Award


  • Law Award


  • Diversity Visionary Award


  • Community Organization Award
  • Educator’s Award


To be eligible for nomination, the recipient must be a Snohomish County resident as of the date of nomination.Website_Awards_Picture


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 7/1/2024
Courtney Wooten -  Commission ChairMember at Large Position 1  - Term expires 7/1/2024
Angela Di FilippoMember at Large  Position 2 - Term expires 7/1/2023


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.