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.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

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

The February 11 meeting will be located at Traffic Operations, 626 Linden Street. The March 10 and April 14, 2016 Meetings will be located in the City Clerk's Office, Large Conference Room, Garden Level of City Hall.

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, 2016  Mary Vivo, Preety Sathe, and Joseph Leske
December 31, 2017  Myles Crane, Victor Smith, and Nancy Tellez
December 31, 2018  Jimena Sagas
December 31, 2019   Colleen Conway and Johana Ulloa Giron

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