Human Relations Commission
Overview/Mission of the Human Relations CommissionTo foster a community that respects and supports the diversity and dignity of all people and promotes building strong relationships between its diverse citizens, groups, and organizations.
The Human Relations Commission regularly meets every other month at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Second Floor Training Room at the DeKalb Police Department located at 700 W. Lincoln Highway.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Provide education and outreach programs to educate the community, equalize opportunities, eliminate discrimination and promote good will among all persons.
- Advise the City and departments on issues of policy that relate to human relations and discrimination; and make recommendations of policy to the City to address, redress, prevent or discourage acts of discrimination.
- Invite and enlist the cooperation of any citizen, organization or committee which can assist in fulfilling the duties of the Human Relations Commission.
- Provide information on and referral to agencies responsible for investigation or prosecution of alleged incidents of discrimination or violation of human rights such as the Office of Civil Rights, EEOC, Housing Authority or any other state or federal agencies.
The Human Relations Commission shall have seven (7) Commissioners appointed by the Mayor with consent from the City Council. Terms equal three (3) years.
- Andre Powell - Chair
- Nadine Franklin
- Joe Gastiger
- Norden Gilbert
- Lisa King
- JJ Wett
Related Municipal Code
See Municipal Code Chapter 49 (PDF) Opens a New Window. for more information.