In Memoriam: Harry L. Lamb, Jr.

Harry L. Lamb, obituary photo 

Harry Lee Lamb, Jr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Harry was born on November 9, 1947 in Fort Pierce, Florida to Harry and Elizabeth Lamb. He graduated from Lincoln Park Academy High School in 1965. In 1969 he graduated from University of Florida with a B.A. degree in Political Science. In 1972, he graduated from Florida State University School of Law with a J.D. degree.

Harry's professional career began with a career in the United States Army as a member of the JAG Corps. Following an honorable discharge from the Army in 1990, Harry's legal career continued in a number of positions, to include Administrative Hearing Officer for the Florida Public Service Commission; General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director for the Florida Commission on Human Relations; Partner with Perry and Lamb, P.A., Manager of Employment Investigations and Enforcements with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, Manager of Palm Beach County Equal Opportunity/Fair Housing Division and Director of Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity from which he retired in April 2011.

Harry was a quiet and private person who committed his life to family and serving others. His wife remembers him as being kind, compassionate and sensitive; a man who loved the Lord. His children remember him as their provider, role model, mentor and friend.

Our prayers are with his wife, children, grandchildren and his sisters.

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OEO is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or familial status and gender identity or expression. Additionally, OEO provides human relations training and referral services. OEO is a federally recognized equivalent agency under the federal civil rights laws - Title VII (employment discrimination cases) and Title VIII (fair housing cases). Through OEO, Palm Beach County residents have direct access to protection of civil rights laws.

OEO also is responsible for the County's Disability Accessibility program. This program assures that County government and countywide organizations and public facilities maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by enforcing the County's Handicapped Parking Program and helps to remedy discrimination against persons with disabilities in housing, access to facilities and services, employment and all other areas of equal access.

The Human Relations Camp program is administered by OEO in conjunction with the School District of Palm Beach County. The program is designed to promote interracial and intercultural understanding among students by providing training in human relations, leadership and communication skills. Weekend retreats are utilized and provide an excellent framework for achieving interracial and intercultural understanding among high-school students from varied backgrounds. Program exercises, facilitated by a team of adult and junior counselors from varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, stress human relations, cooperation, leadership and decision making skills. The students are recruited from the public school system or may be referred by parents or community groups. An effort is made to ensure a diverse representation of racial, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


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