Human Relations Committee
The City of Edwardsville hereby determines that prejudice and the practice of discrimination against any individual or group because of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, religion, disability, marital status, familial status, or veterans' status, disrupts the peace and public welfare. In order to eliminate such prejudice and discrimination a process should be established through which the residents of the city may be kept informed of developments in human relations, the officers and departments of the city may obtain advice and assistance in proper practices to keep peace and good order, and private persons and groups are officially encouraged to promote tolerance and good will toward all people.
- David Boyer, Chair
- Violet Evans, Vice Chair
- Anya Covington
- Len Heine
- Kaitlin Keister
- Alison Lamothe
- Karyle Penelton
- Brian Pezza, Secretary
- Aisha Cain
The Committee shall consist of no less than eight or no more than eleven Edwardsville residents who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. Committee members serve three-year terms.
- Amanda Tucker, Director of Human Resources; Phone: 618-692-7531
Date: First Monday of each month
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 118 Hillsboro Avenue
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Committee Duties and Functions:
- To cooperate with the mayor, council and departments, agencies and officials of the city to promote and develop respect for equal rights.
- To promote equal treatment for all persons concerning public accommodations and facilities.
- To promote equal housing opportunities in the city.
- To maintain equality of opportunity for employment and advancement in the city.
- To create and maintain a repository of information suitable for use in the prevention of discrimination and promotion of equal treatment.
- To recommend to the mayor and council ordinances and resolutions which promote equal treatment and prevent discrimination.
- To commend institutions, organizations, groups, societies, businesses, etc., for successes in the area of human relations.
- To develop and maintain a list of human rights specialists who would be available to assist the community in the event of a human relations problem.
- To provide oversight to the City in the event of complaints or violations to this chapter.
- To disseminate public information on methods of preventing human relations problems.
Human Relations Committee Ordinance:
Complaints (based on a Protected Group):
The Human Relations Committee may receive complaints based on the protected groups as outlined in Sec. 58.16 with the goal to improve human relations in the entire city. All complaints shall be submitted to the Office of the Mayor.
Sect 58.16: The City of Edwardsville hereby determines that prejudice and the practice of discrimination against any individual or group because of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, religion, disability, marital status, familial status, or veterans' status, disrupts the peace and public welfare.