This Board encourages equality among all people

This Board encourages equality among all people by reviewing complaints filed under Hillsborough County's Human Rights Ordinance which promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identification or expression.


The membership of this board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 13 members. This Board seeks to be diverse in its membership and representation by persons of all ages, races, religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, conditions of employment, and both genders is encouraged. In addition, there shall be on the Board at all times, a person with a disability or a person representing persons with disabilities.

Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives from the following fields:

  • Retail Merchandising Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Property Leasing
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Labor Council


Members shall serve three year terms.

Members may not be appointed to serve more than two full consecutive terms.

Special requirements

Financial disclosure required.


Hillsborough County Ordinance 00-37.


Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Noon
26th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Last Modified: 2/14/2024, 8:40:40 PM
Jume B. Valdez
Investigative Services Office Administrative Specialist
(813) 274-6831
Mr. Ross Alander
Labor Council
6/16/2021 - 6/30/2024
Mr. Sean Bevil
Other Profession
9/8/2022 - 8/31/2025
Ms. Ida Campbell
Other Profession
6/2/2022 - 6/30/2025
Ms. Susan Cannon
Law Enforcement
2/1/2017 - 1/19/2026 *
Mr. Neal Carbaugh
Labor Council
1/19/2023 - 1/19/2026
Ms. Jeanette LaRussa Fenton
Other Profession
9/22/2021 - 9/30/2024
Ms. Janet Matta
Other Profession
6/2/2022 - 6/30/2025
Mr. Frank H. Roder
Person with Disability
2/21/2018 - 12/31/2023 *
Ms. Shannon Romine
Other Profession
2/6/2019 - 3/22/2025 *
Ms. Lizzie Shaw
Person with a Disability
4/7/2021 - 3/31/2024
Ms. Shoma Shelly
Other Profession
2/3/2021 - 12/31/2023

* reappointed

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