Human Relations Commission

Meetings

  • 5:15 pm
  • Third Tuesday of each month except February, June, July and December
  • Uptown Station
    11 Uptown Circle
    Normal, IL 61761

Commissioners (Term Expiration)

  • Janessa Williams, Chair (3/31/2024)
  • Jay Tummala, Vice Chair (3/31/2022)
  • William "Terry" Brown (3/31/2023)
  • Fuis Figueroa (3/31/2024)
  • Janae Henson (3/31/2023)
  • Benjamin Ryburn (3/31/2022)
  • Patrick Walsh, ISU SGA Rep, Ex Officio


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Minutes

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Accessibility

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Membership


To attain these laudable goals the Normal Town Council created this advisory committee of seven persons. Six members are Normal citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by the Town Council. The seventh member is the Illinois State University Student Government Association vice president or designee.  Anyone interested in serving on this commission should complete an interest form to be considered. 



Purpose

The Normal Town Council established the Normal Human Relations Commission in 1969 in order to:
  • Achieve these ends through education, consultation, and cooperative planning
  • Actively promote better conditions among all persons with respect to housing, employment, recreation, health and other quality of life services
  • Encourage participation by various groups who share these purposes
  • Foster and promote better understanding and relations between all persons in Normal
  • Protect the human and civil rights of all citizens and endeavor to "make whole" those persons unlawfully wronged

Unlawful Discrimination


Under Chapter 24 of the Municipal Code, the Town of Normal has made it unlawful within the corporate limits of the Town to discriminate against any person in employment, financing, or public accommodation, due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, or matriculation. Further, the Municipal Code has made it unlawful within the corporate limits of the Town to make housing decisions using to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, matriculation or familial status.