Human Relations Commission


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

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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Susan Sosa Bachmier
  • Bertha Baillie
  • Zachary Draves
  • Dr. Michelle Evans
  • Vincent Gaddis
  • Sheila Gray
  • Dr. Symone Lewis
  • Robert Lundquist
  • Ryan Maley
  • Hortencia Ramos
  • William Small Jr (Vice Chair)
  • Mae Smith (Chairperson)
  • Chief Ziman (Ex-Officio)


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 a Complaint be Filed?

A complaint must be filed within 180 days from the date of the last occurrence of the alleged discriminatory practice.

How Can I File a Complaint?

File Complaint Form Online:
Download Complaint Form and Submit:
Please complete a complaint form. Complaint forms are available here in English and the Spanish.

Please submit your completed via email to

If you prefer, you may mail or deliver your form in person to Human Relations Commission; 44 East Downer Place; Aurora, IL  60507.

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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.