Human Relations Council

The Incorporated Village of Hempstead’s Human Relations Council educates, provides, facilitates, promotes, anticipates, studies, and recommends programs, projects, feedback, and actions for the elimination of discrimination in any and all fields of human relationships. It also facilitates events and programming with the goal of fostering a culture of community and inclusion within the Village of Hempstead.

The purposes of this Council shall be:

  • To improve human relations in the Village
  • To encourage the preservation of the ethnic and racial pluralism
  • To facilitate cooperation, communication, and understanding among the individuals, groups and communities within the Village
  1. Juanita Hargwood

    Director of Human Relations / Community Relations

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The Human Relations Council also facilitates Village Events and Programs. If you are interested in volunteering with any of their upcoming events or if you are interested in partnering or becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Human Relations, Director, Juanita Hargwood at 516-478-6286.


MembersTerm Expiration
Valerie AnthonyApril 6, 2026
Marilyn  VallejoApril 6, 2026
Bernette Houston-WilletApril 6, 2026
Kristen ReynoldsApril 6, 2026
Terri A. BanksApril 6, 2026
Dion HarrisApril 7, 2025
Angela StanleyApril 7, 2025
Tonya HerringApril 7, 2025
Essie ToneyApril 7, 2025
Delilah RashardApril 7, 2025
LaShawn CarpenterApril 7, 2024