The mission of the Human Relations Division is to conduct and enforce a positive program of non-discrimination, within the City of Corpus Christi, and to make reports and recommendations to the City Council and others, toward the betterment of group and inter-group relationships within the community, or for handling any specific problem falling under the purview of the Human Relations Office.
Our service strategy is striving to provide the highest quality of equal opportunity service in Housing, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Places of Public Accommodations. The Human Relations Office is a Division of the Human Resources Department.
In an effort to provide effective communication of the City’s Equal Opportunity information, please contact Human Relations at 361-826-3190, to request a preferred format other than then English such as a different language, large print, or braille.
For the Human Relations Division
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) FAQ Booklet
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Law Handbook
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Housing and Community Development
- Navigate Life Texas
- Texas Legal Services Center
- Community Resources
Human Relations Division Services
Persons with disabilities, who require additional assistance or a reasonable accommodation request regarding City services, programs, activities, and facilities, should contact Human Relations.
If you have a disability and you believe you were a victim of discrimination, fill out the Citizen Accessibility Grievance Form with Human Relations to let us know about your experience.
A charge must be filed with EEOC within 300 days from the date of the alleged violation, in order to protect the Charging Party’s rights.
The Human Relations Division assists City residents to ensure that they receive equal housing opportunities.
If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status, contact our office.
Sylvia V. Wilson, Human Relations Administrator
Sylvia Wilson is currently the Human Relations Administrator for the City of Corpus Christi. She is committed to advocate for equal opportunities in the areas of Fair Housing, Employment, and Places of Public Accommodation that align with the strategic initiatives as set forth by the city’s Human Relations Ordinance, the Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Program, and the Fair Employment Practices of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She serves as the liaison to the city’s Human Relations Commission, the Committee for Persons with Disabilities, the United Way of the Coastal Bend, and numerous community organizations pertaining to persons with disabilities. As a former president of the Coastal Bend chapter of the Texas Diversity Council, she met with a diverse group of colleagues to encourage dialogue on how to make our community and business partners aware of the many positive attributes people with different and/or special abilities can provide in our daily lives. She can be seen at numerous outreach events within the community to promote and advocate the basic civil rights that our country has fought so hard to retain.
She was hired in 2004 as a Sr. Human Resources Analyst and has been in her current position since 2011. The foundation of her Human Relations attributes comes from 28 years of experience in all facets of the Human Resources Management profession that includes: recruitment in and outside of the United States; development of new positions via skill assessments; compensation studies; succession planning; full and self-funded benefits administration; risk management; and the most important aspect relevant to her current position, employee relations. She applied her human resources skills in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Colorado. She is originally from South Texas and enjoys Sudoku, Words With Friends, and walking to help energize her mind to come up with clever and out of the box alternatives to disputes.