Brittany O'Brien appointed to the Mayor's Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations
Rosie is excited to announce the appointment of Brittany O’Brien to the City of Springfield's Mayor's Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations.
O’Brien is a Senior Associate Attorney at Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC practicing in real estate, mediation, estate planning, probate and family law. O’Brien is also a founding member of the pilot group working to bring mediation to the Juvenile Court in Greene County. She is active within the local legal community and is a member of the Southern Missouri Women’s Lawyers Association, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and ROSIE.
The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is comprised of 13 citizens who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council and who serve without compensation. The body works to foster mutual understanding and respect among all racial, religious and ethnic groups of the City and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts. The commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years.