Human Relations Commission

Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • 44 E Downer Place
    City Hall, Conference Room 5B
    Aurora, Illinois 60505

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Susan Sosa Bachmier
  • Sheila Gray
  • Robert Lundquist
  • Ryan Maley
  • Tony Martinez
  • Qocavib Revolorio
  • William Small

 


  • Mae Smith
  • Anthony Stanford
  • Chief Kristen Ziman
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Overview


The Human Relations Commission of the City of Aurora seeks to further understanding within our community and to preserve recognized rights of residents of the city and those who interact within the community, particularly in the areas of equal employment, housing, and access to public services and facilities. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Commission.

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance


The City of Aurora's Municipal Code Chapter 22 Human Rights Ordinance (PDF) prohibits discrimination based on:
  • Gender, Age, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation
  • Military Status
  • National Origin or Ancestry
  • Physical or Mental Disability
  • Race, Color, Religion, or Creed
In the areas of:
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Financial institutions
  • Housing
  • Insurance companies
  • Labor Organizations
  • Public accommodations
  • Public services and facilities

Who Can File a Complaint?


Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice or act as set forth in the City of Aurora's Municipal Code Chapter 22 Human Rights Ordinance (PDF) may file a complaint with the Commission.

When Must the Complaint Be Filed?


Please complete a complaint form. View the English Version Complaint Form (PDF) and the Spanish Version Complaint Form (PDF). Please submit your completed form by emailing the commission. If you prefer, you may mail or deliver your form in person to Human Relations Commission:
44 East Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507

Related Resources


You can download and share the Aurora Human Relations Commission Brochure (PDF). The State of Illinois also provides protections against discrimination. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, you may wish to visit State of Illinois Department of Human Rights for more information. Federal laws provide protection against discrimination for employees and job applicants under certain circumstances. Please visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for more information.

Working With the Commission


The Human Relations Commission works to educate people about their rights under the ordinance and to help promote harmonious relations within our community. We would welcome an opportunity to work with your local community groups to help your members and further our work. Please contact us to discuss how we might work with your group.