Human Relations Commission

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 Meeting Times / Details

 Second Wednesday of the Month
5:00 PM - City Hall Council Chambers

Term Length: 3 Years 
Members: 7
Mayor Appointments: 7
City Code: N/A
Vacancy: No
Contact: 309-434-2215

The mission of the Human Relations Commission is to foster tolerance and mutual respect through education and public awareness programs. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to eliminate unlawful discrimination within the City of Bloomington.

The Commission also serves as a catalyst to resolve conflicts within the community through the use of mediation and conciliation. The Human Relations Commission consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. The members serve a term of three (3) years. The Human Relations Commission investigates complains of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, and financing.

Bloomington Human Relations Commission Position Statement
All other published documentation for Human Relations Commission meetings can be found in the Documents Archive.


   Position Name  Term Exp 
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member McGinnis, Gary  4/30/2023
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Jones, Anthony 4/30/2021
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Krishna, Suresh 4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Ajayi, Olukayode  4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Chair Smith, Rhonda  4/30/2023
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Konam, Kiran  4/30/2023
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Carey, Netia 4/30/2023
   City Staff Hurt, Michael  N/A

 Mayor Appointed Position  Indicates Mayor Appointed Position


Mission Statement (Adopted June 14, 2000)
To protect the right of all citizens to equal opportunity for education, employment, housing, public accommodations and financing; To foster tolerance and mutual respect through education and public awareness programs; To deter and prevent unlawful discrimination through the implementation and enforcement of the Bloomington Human Relations Ordinance.

Human Relations Ordinance  

Bloomington City Code, Chapter 22.2 

Amendment - October 28, 2002



National Urban League 
Normal Human Relations Commission 
McLean County India Association 
Prairie Pride Coalition 
Illinois Department of Human Rights 
ISU Triangle Association 
Sister City Association of B/N 
ACLU of Illinois 
Southern Poverty Law Center
Anti-Defamation League