Human Rights Commission


The Fairness Ordinance enacted August, 2013 established the policy of the City of Frankfort for all individuals within the city to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation because of race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, age (40 and over), disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


The Frankfort Human Rights Commission (FHRC) shall encourage fair treatment and equal opportunity for all persons, promote mutual understanding and respect among all groups, and endeavor to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between groups and their members.


The FHRC consists of seven nonpartisan members broadly representative of employers, proprietors, religious groups, human rights groups, and the general public. Members are appointed to three year terms by the Mayor with approval of the City Commission. To view a list of current members click here.


The FHRC regularly meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the conference room of City Hall. Meetings are open to the public who are encouraged to attend.

Fairness Officer

The responsibility for administering the Fairness Ordinance is borne by the Mayor, or other individual as designated by the Mayor, as the Fairness Officer. The Fairness Officer is empowered to resolve alleged discriminatory practices through informal mediation or by filing a complaint with either the state or local human rights commission who shall conduct a formal hearing and render a final resolution.


For more information email the Commission at, the Fairness Officer at or contact City Clerk Chermie Maxwell at City Hall, 315 West 2nd Street or call (502) 875-8500.

Discrimination Complaint

If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination prohibited by the Fairness Ordinance and wish to file a complaint for review by the Fairness Officer, download or print a copy of the Discrimination Complaint Form by clicking here or in the list of documents below. File the completed form with the city clerk in person, by mail, or by email to


Fairness Ordinance Chapter 96 

Discrimination Complaint Form

Related Links

Kentucky Human Rights Commission

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights