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 CHAIR
[email protected] January 2017 July 2020 June 2023 VICE CHAIR
Dr. Lisa Liggins-Chambers
[email protected] July 2021 July 2020 June 2023 SECRETARY
Willie G. Comer, Jr.
[email protected] November 2015 July 2020 June 2023 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 Youth Commissioner
July 2022 June 2023 Vacant July 2019 June 2022 Vacant July 2019 June 2022
City of Champaign
Equity and Engagement Department
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820[table “” not found /]
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