Human Relations Council

The Human Relations Council meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Historic Courthouse, 2nd floor conference room. 

Our Mission

The Anderson County Human Relations Council seeks to improve human relations by building bridges and removing barriers among all races and ethnic groups represented throughout Anderson County. The HRC accomplishes this mission by sponsoring educational awareness events throughout the year. The HRC was established by the Anderson County Council under the auspices of Ordinance #99-018. HRC members are volunteers appointed by County Council members and mayors of area municipalities.

Enabling Ordinance

Current HRC Roster

  • Janie Turmon, Chair: (864) 634-6374; Click here to email Ms. Turmon
  • Delores Green, Vice Chair: (864) 224-5860; Click here to email Delores
  • Ri'Cha ri Sancho, Secretary
  • Doris Reed, Treasurer
  • Elise Hind, Executive Committee
  • Elizabeth Strong, Executive Committee
  • Alesia Carroll
  • Gilbert Green
  • Joe Chester
  • Rhonda Dendy
  • Cynthia Robertson
  • Olivia Walls
  • Laura Garren
  • Darrin Johnson
  • Maria Torres-Green

HRC Display at Library


Cory White Diversity Awards

The Cory White Diversity Award program was established by the Anderson County HRC to honor the memory of the student designer of the Anderson County Human Relations Council logo, Cory White.  It was only after Cory’s tragic death in an automobile accident that the HRC became aware of what an outstanding young man he was.  He demonstrated his love and acceptance of all people and went out of his way to make others feel important and valued.  The HRC established the Cory White Diversity Award to honor his memory and recognize young people within the community who share his values and strong character.  Area schools are invited to nominate students who make a positive impact on peers, teachers, and /or school staff in the areas of human rights, special needs and disabilities, and/or cultural inclusion and acceptance.