Human Relations

Our Mission

The Human Relations Department deals with creating an atmosphere that is free of discrimination and conflicts between people based on race, sex, age, ethnic or national origin, religion or socio-economic status. The staff investigates complaints of discrimination and develops programs to promote good community relations to assure equal opportunity for all citizens.

Commissions within the department that addresses these concerns are the Human Relations Commission, the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, the Rocky Mouth Area Youth Council, Neighborhood Associations, and additional programs including:

  • Gatekeeper Program - designed to assist vulnerable older adults who might need assistance periodically

  • Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) - volunteers greet and assist citizens with information at city hall and give directions to other city facilities.


Archie Jones, Director, 252-972-1180

Felisa Hunter, Senior Human Relations Specialist, 252-972-1184

Jeffery Walston, Human Relations Specialist, 252-972-1182

Jerry Harper, Employee Development Coordinator, 252-972-1183

LaWanda Hawkins, Administrative Assistant, 252-972-1181


Archie Jones, Director of Human Relations

Contact Us:

331 S. Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, NC  27802
Phone: (252) 972-1181
Fax: (252) 972-1554