Human Rights Commission Discusses Old Business

The Human Rights Commission met Tuesday to discuss scheduling for upcoming summer events.

With one training opportunity already set for the commission’s July 15 meeting, a plan to possibly invite a representative from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the coming months proved difficult, as some commission members’ schedules are busy in both early and late summer.

“We’ll try for either June or August,” said Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner, HRC chairwoman.

Members Steve Novotney and Shawn Fluharty provided an update on landlord tenant handbooks, a copy of which members were given for review.

“What I’d like to do is review this against state code and make sure it’s completely up to date,” Novotney said.

The commission also discussed progress on the organization’s involvement in the Upper Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival from 1-8 p.m. June 29.

“That’s a seven-hour window,” Chottiner said about filling time slots for the HRC table at the event.

For now, festival attendees can expect to see Shawn Fluharty at the HRC table from 1-3 p.m., the Rev. Don Marsh from 3-4 p.m. and Novotney- festival emcee – throughout the event.

The HRC still needs to find a table for displaying materials, but members discussed designing the size and determining the logistics of financing a banner featuring the HRC logo.

At a previous meeting, local resident Frank Calabrese indicated he would donate $300 toward the banner.