Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission was established by City Council to promote the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to discourage all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc. The Commission often coordinates these efforts with other City boards and commissions, community groups and organizations.

The Commission also oversees the Citizen Liaison Program, and presents the annual Human Relations Award to recognize those citizens who have advanced the cause of human rights through their volunteer efforts.

The Human Relations Commission is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Human Relations Award. Details can be found under Miscellaneous to the left.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

2nd Thursday of each month
5:30 p.m.
Council Information Center, City Hall West
300 LaPorte Ave.

view meeting schedule >> for more information (including exceptions to the regular schedule)

Recommended Qualifications:

No special skills required; interest and desire to promote goals outlined above desirable.

Time Commitment:

6-8 hours/month

Current Members: Interested in applying?

Council Liaison: Bob Overbeck

Term Expires:
December 31, 2015  Colleen Conway and Christine Hays
December 31, 2016  Mary Vivo, Preety Sathe, and Joseph Leske
December 31, 2017  Myles Crane, Victor Smith, and Vacant
December 31, 2018  Jimena Sagas

In 2014 and 2015 HRC sponsored an Eight Part Series of Informational Mental Health Forums. A one page summation can be viewed here.