Human Relations Commission

  • 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.

    Learn more about the Human Relations Commission.

    Human Relations Commission Bylaws


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  • Commission Members

    MemberContact InformationService BeganTerm BeganTerm Expires
    Willie G. Comer, Jr.
    [email protected]November 2015July 2023June 2026
    Taylor Dent
    [email protected]July 2021July 2021June 2024
    Yolanda Thomas
    [email protected]February 2023July 2023June 2026
    Michelle Gonzales[email protected]July 2023July 2023June 2026
    Joseph Gamez[email protected]July 2021July 2021June 2024
    Nelly Santos-Thomas[email protected]July 2022July 2022June 2025
    David Palmer[email protected]February 2023February 2023June 2025
    Vacant July 2023June 2026
    Youth Commissioner
    July 2022June 2023
  • Staff Support

    Equity and Engagement Department
    [email protected]

    City of Champaign
    Equity and Engagement Department
    205 W. Park Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820

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