Community Relations Advisory Committee

The Community Relations Advisory Committee (C-RAC) was organized on October 1, 2016 to address community issues involving prejudice or discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, creed or religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition. The committee is a collaboration between New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. Learn more in the panels below and in the CRAC Updated Brochure

The C-RAC will provide accommodations, such as larger print agendas and an interpreter, upon adequate request for meetings and events.

NOTE: The C-RAC Community Resource Outreach site at the downtown library in addition to all committee/subcommittee meetings have been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. Updates to the location of the Outreach site will be posted when available. All individuals are welcome to email your form for submission, but all in-person meetings are temporarily suspended.

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.

If you believe that you have been subjected to employment discrimination by a state or county government agency, the C-RAC may be able to assist you. To submit a complaint: download, print, and complete the Employment Discrimination Complaint Form from home or at any New Hanover County Public Library branch. Please note: all complaints filed are confidential.

Submit your complete form:

  • By email: lthompson@nhcgov.com
  • Mail or drop off at:
    New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity
    230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Attn: Linda Thompson

         

Housing discrimination is discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age applies to the sale, rental and financing of residential housing.

If you believe that you have been subjected to housing discrimination, the C-RAC may be able to assist you. To submit a complaint: download, print, and complete the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (Spanish) from home or at any New Hanover County Public Library branch. Please note: all complaints filed are confidential.

Submit your complete form:

  • By email: lthompson@nhcgov.com
  • Mail or drop off at:
    New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity
    230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Attn: Linda Thompson

                 

The Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) seeks to prevent discrimination based on a disability or medical condition. Discriminatory practices include bias in state or local government or a public accommodation (for example, a restaurant, doctor’s office, retail store, hotel, etc.).

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/ada

If you believe that you have been subjected to disability or public access discrimination, the C-RAC may be able to assist you. To submit a complaint: download, print, and complete the ADA Discrimination Complaint Form  from home or at any New Hanover County Public Library branch. Please note: all complaints filed are confidential.

Submit your complete form:

  • By email: lthompson@nhcgov.com
  • Mail or drop off at:
    New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity
    230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Attn: Linda Thompson

Click for Disability & Public Access Discrimination Complaint Form       US Department of Justice - Click to visit the US Department of Justice website to learn more about filing an ADA complaint.

If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination not involving employment housing, or a disability, the C-RAC may be able to assist you.  To submit a complaint: download, print, and complete the New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Discrimination Complaint form from home or at any New Hanover County Public Library branch. Please note: all complaints filed are confidential.

Submit your complete form:

  • By email: lthompson@nhcgov.com
  • Mail or drop off at:
    New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity
    230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Attn: Linda Thompson

  

Outreach

Meet and Greets

  • C-RAC will be hosting quarterly “Meet and Greets” throughout the county to inform residents of who the C-RAC is, what it does, and how it assists community members with issues related to prejudice and discrimination. More information will be available shortly.

C-RAC Meetings

  • Community Relations Advisory Committee (C-RAC) Meetings: Held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library
    • Crisis Prevention Preparedness Subcommittee Meetings: Held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the NHC Government Center in Conference Room 646.
    • Programming Subcommittee Meetings: Held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the NHC Government Center in Conference Room 646.

Please visit the NHC Event Calendar for specific meeting dates. C-RAC meetings are listed in orange.

C-RAC MEMBERSHIP
New Hanover County-Appointed Members City of Wilmington-Appointed Members
Evelyn Bryant

Scott Whisnant

Jeffrey Hovis

Elise Rocks

Owen Wexler

Charles Davis, Jr.

Kathy King

Jen Johnson

Lori Wainright

Florence Warren

C-RAC Members – Subcommittees & Contact Information
C-RAC Brochure
Community Relations Advisory Committee (C-RAC) Bylaws

New Hanover County Staff (Lead)
Linda Thompson
Chief Diversity & Equity Officer
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120
Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 798-7430
lthompson@nhcgov.com

 

 

City of Wilmington Staff
Suzanne Rogers
Community Development and Housing Planner
305 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 341-5809
Suzanne.Rogers@wilmingtonnc.gov

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