Patricia Newton Named New Human Rights Investigation Supervisor for City of Tampa

01/11/16
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Patricia Newton Named New Human Rights Investigation Supervisor for City of Tampa
 
After a long career with the City of Orlando we are honored to have Patricia Newton join our talented staff at the City of Tampa. Patricia’s resume includes working as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, being a teacher with the Orange County Public School System, and working for the City of Orlando where she began as a Fair Housing Specialist before advancing as an Employment Discrimination Investigator with the Human Relations Office and then ultimately returned to the City in the Office of Neighborhood and Community Affairs as a Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator as the City’s liaison in three City districts.  In 2010, she was promoted to the position of Human Relations Official and Assistant to the Director in the Office of Community Affairs and Human Relations.
 
“We are thrilled to have Patricia join our team in this capacity,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “She comes well recommended from the City of Orlando and we welcome her here in Tampa to our world class team.” As the Human Rights Investigation Supervisor in the Community Affairs Division, Patricia’s primary focus will be on equal rights and equal opportunity for the citizens of Tampa in employment, housing and public accommodations under the protected classes of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression or retaliation.
 
Patricia holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Speech Communication and English Education from the University of South Florida.
 
Her accomplishments include:
1991 to 2003 – Received M.E.R.R.T.S. Awards for City Employees Building a Better Orlando
1993 to 2003 – City Staff for the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
2010 to 2015 – City Staff for the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
2006 to 2015 – Received Team Awards and Outstanding Employee Awards from the City of Orlando
2010 – Ex-Officio on the Chapter 57 Review Board (Orlando’s Civil Rights Board)
2011 – Certified Fair Housing Investigator, one of three in the Nation
2014 – Nominated for the 2014 Dennis McNamara Employee of the Year Award
Peace and Justice Institute Advisory Council Member, Valencia College
2015 – Led the Research in Orlando’s Ban the Box Campaign Initiative
Organized the Orlando Speaks Initiative, a series of interactive workshops to strengthen the relationship between police and the community
Patricia Newton
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For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director

(813) 274-8262

Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net