Human Rights Commission


Office of the Mayor, (413) 772-1560 

All correspondence addressed to the Human Rights Commission becomes a permanent public record.


14 Court Square, Room 201, Greenfield, MA 01301

Mission Statement:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission believes that all citizens of the community have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, fairness, impartiality and justice without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.

The Human Rights Commission will:

  • Promote a positive sense of community and unity based on our similarities and differences
  • Provide a forum for the promotion of dialogue, education, healing and celebration of our diversity
  • Investigate, mediate, respond and report to the community on allegations of human rights violations
  • Provide resources, direction and counsel

The Commission shall work toward enhancing the quality of life in Greenfield through promoting understanding, appreciation and respect.

Adopted at a regular meeting of the Human Rights Commission on Monday, March 2, 1998


If you have experienced discrimination or been denied opportunities in housing, employment, education, or access to public accommodations because of your race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, ethnic background, disability, marital, or veteran status, or because you have children or receive public assistance, you may file a complaint form with the Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC). Filing a complaint with the Greenfield Human Rights Commission is not a substitute for filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD). You may want to also file an official complaint with MCAD within 300 days of the incident. This complaint form shall not be used to report the official actions of City of Greenfield officers or employees, including Police officers, or any members of boards or commissions of the City of Greenfield, as this is outside of the jurisdiction of the HRC per City Code Chapter  § 136-6, C. and § 136-1 . Your submitted form will become public record.

To file a complaint with the Greenfield Human Rights Commission:

• File your complaint in writing using the Commission's complaint form.You can pick up a complaint form from the Office of the Mayor, Room 201 on the second floor of City Hall, 14 Court Square, during open business hours or click here to access a digital version of the complaint form which can be filled out online and emailed to
• Complete and submit your complaint form. You may bring it in person to the Human Rights Commission c/o the Mayor’s Office, Room 201 at City Hall, 14 Court Square; drop it in the secure drop box by the City Hall side entrance, accessible 24/7; or mail it to the Commission by certified mail regular mail to HRC, c/o the Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 14 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301.


Meeting Schedule: Second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

No meetings currently scheduled.


6 of 9 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Philippe Simon. June, 2023.
  • Mpress Bennu. June, 2023.
  • Bekki Craig. December, 2024.
  • Grady VerPlanck. December, 2024.
  • Irene Woods. December, 2024.
  • Meckenzie Sarage. June, 2025.

Founded under Chapter 136 of the Town Code >

Previous meetings:

Calendar of Events
Mon, Jan 30, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
City Hall Meeting Room, 14 Court Square
Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Greenfield, MA 01301
Wed, Feb 1, 2023, 12:00 pm