Community Relations Commission

Mission Statement
To promote ways in which the community provides and safeguards equal opportunities for all.

Vision Statement
The first commission in the Four Corners region to set the standards for positive human relations. Cultural diversity is highly valued and our community welcomes all people with integrity, fairness and respect.

The Community Relations Commission's (CRC) first priority is education and outreach. This is accomplished through a combination of programs, events and community partnerships. The commission also facilitates mediation services for incidents of alleged discrimination. Mediation services can be arranged by completing a complaint form and delivering/mailing it to:

City of Farmington
C/O Joanna Oliver
800 Municipal Dr.
Farmington, N.M. 87401 

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month unless this day is a City holiday then the meeting is the following Monday at City Hall at 4:00 p.m.

The Community Relations Commission was created by Ordinance on December 8, 2007. The Commission held their first organizational meeting in September 2008. The Commission consists of nine (9) voting members and six (6) ex officio members. Every effort is made to include representatives from each council district and the majority of the members should live within the City Limits. The membership will be diversified based on ethnicity, age, disability, gender and occupation. Members serve two (2) year terms up to 4 terms.

Current Membership and Term:
Larry Moore - Current Chairman (April 2020)
Cheri Floyd - Current Co-Chairman (April 2020)
Lynn Love - (April 2021)
Diana Kinney - (April 2021)
Sherrie Chenault - (April 2021)
Pat Gross - (April 2021)
Vacant - (April 2019)
Vacant - (April 2020)
Vacant - (April 2020)
Ex Officio - Vacant
Ex Officio - Vacant
Ex Officio - Vacant
Ex Officio - Vacant
Ex Officio - Vacant
Ex Officio - Vacant

The Community Relations Commission supports two (2) active programs:

CHAP (Comprehensive Homeless Assistance Providers) brings together various agencies and organizations in the Four Corners area that provides services to homeless and those living on the streets due to substance abuse. CHAP was formed as a collaboration between the Community Relations Commission and the Farmington Police Department. CHAP meets every other month to exchange information and ideas, and invites any service provider or interested individual to attend. For more information visit the CHAP webpage under the Community tab above.

Civility First Farmington is a project of the Community Relations Commission. What is Civility First?  Civility First Four Farmington is a commitment by our community to improve relationships by promoting the Traits of a Civility First Community and by recognizing and promoting healthy business relationships. The Civility First Traits are; Citizenship; Compassion; Consideration; Courtesy; Inclusiveness; Kindness; Respect; Responsibility; Sincerity; Tolerance. To learn ore or to join the team visit us on Facebook at Civility First Farmington or our webpage under the Community tab above.

Stop Domestic Violence! As a crime victim you have certain constitutional rights. However, you must actively pursue these rights. This information will help you find the legal, medical and crisis intervention services available to you. Please refer to The Farmington Police Department - Domestic Violence Survivor Services.

Equal Housing Opportunity
- It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin. In the rental of housing; advertising the sale or rental of housing; financing of housing or appraisal of housing. If you believe you have been discriminated against contact:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Washington D.C. 20410
Employment Problems? New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Human Rights Bureau. The Bureau accepts and investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, disability, spousal affiliation,sexual orientation and gender. Contact the Human Rights Bureau:
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Human Rights Bureau - Farmington
600 Arrington Street
Farmington, NM 87401
505-827-6838 (Santa Fe)

Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 129
St. Michaels, AZ 865 11
Phone; 928-871-7436

Interested in serving on the CRC?

Complete the Boards and Commissions Application and mail/deliver to:

City of Farmington
800 Municapl Dr.
Farmington, N.M. 87401