About the Commission
The Human Relations Commission is responsible for the promotion of equal rights and opportunities in the City. It is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance and serves as the hearing board for complaints of violation of the Ordinance that cannot be conciliated by staff. The Commission also advises the City Council on human rights and equal opportunity issues.
The Commission consists of nine members that are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. Each member serves a three-year term.[table “” not found /]
Member Contact Information Service Began Term Began Term Expires Michelle Gonzales [email protected] July 2023 July 2023 June 2026 VICE CHAIR
July 2023 June 2026 SECRETARY
Willie G. Comer, Jr.
[email protected] November 2015 July 2023 June 2026 Taylor Dent [email protected] July 2021 July 2021 June 2024 Joseph Gamez [email protected] July 2021 July 2021 June 2024 Nelly Santos-Thomas [email protected] July 2022 July 2022 June 2025 Yolanda Thomas [email protected] February 2023 July 2023 June 2026 David Palmer [email protected] February 2023 February 2023 June 2025 Youth Commissioner
July 2022 June 2023
City of Champaign
Equity and Engagement Department
205 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820[table “” not found /]
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