Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations


"Working to Promote Equal Opportunity"

equalityThe Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department is responsible for promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment among all residents in the City of Fayetteville.

The Human Relations Department mission is: "To protect civil rights and promote equal opportunity and positive community relations within the city of Fayetteville and its workforce, and to provide efficient and effective staff support to the Human Relations Commission."

The Human Relations Commission is an 18-member body appointed by the Mayor and City Council (11 city residents) the County Commission (4 county residents) and three military ex-officio (1 civilian and 2 uniform) appointees from Ft. Bragg/Pope AAF. The Human Relations Commission provides the City Council and County Commissioners with advice on improving human relationships and encourages harmony among racial and ethnic groups.




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Services and Programs

The Human Relations Department provides the following services and programs:

  • Staff support for the Human Relations Commission
  • Receives and investigates equal opportunity and unfair treatment complaints
  • Develop and foster programs designed to improve human relations and community unity.
  • Secure resolution of Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Complaints.
  • Provides training on equal opportunity and human relations matters.
  • Cooperate with City and County Community Development Departments on strategies to resolve housing issues that discriminate or adversely affect citizens in a disparate way.

Human Relations Commission 

The Human Relations Commission's Mission Statement is: "To facilitate and advocate programs, projects, and actions to ensure a better quality of life and the civil and human rights of all citizens, without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, familial status, or disability."

The Human Relations Commission provides the City Council and County Commission members with advice on improving human relations and encourages harmony and community unity among racial, religious, disabled community, and ethnic groups.


Human Relations Department
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537
(910) 433-1696

Anthony Wade

Dr. Anthony Wade, Director- Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department

Collazo, LuisHuman Relations SupervisorHuman Relations(910) 433-1697
Ragin, WillettaHuman Relations Administrative SpecialistHuman Relations(910) 433-1696
Smith, CarolOffice AssistantHuman Relations(910) 433-1696
Wade, Anthony DirectorHuman Relations(910) 433-1696