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Application for Human Relations Commission now available to public

by Ashlee De Wit

LANSING, Ill. (February 2018) — The application for Lansing’s Human Relations Commission was released to the public, as announced by the Village Director of Communications, Ken Reynolds, at the February 6 Village Board Meeting.

For residents who are interested in serving on the commission, the application is available online and a hard copy can be picked up at the Lansing Municipal Center at 3141 Ridge Road.

The Village also hosted a workshop meeting on January 30 in order to continue making plans for the commission, but isn’t releasing details from the meeting just yet.

“The workshop itself and the contents of it are bound by confidentiality,” said Reynolds. “This is advice that was given to us by the Department of Justice. We’re dealing with sensitive topics, so the comments that people are putting forth in the meeting—they need to know that there is a sense of confidentiality.”

“Certainly, when the commission is formed and when the Board ratifies language for it, you’re going to see the results of the workshop,” he said.

However, one public piece of information to already come from the meeting is the application, which was reviewed and edited at the workshop. Plans are in place to update the Village website, but for now, the link below provides direct access to the downloadable application:

  • Application: Human Relations Commission (PDF)

There will be at least one other workshop meeting before a proposal for the formation of the Human Relations Commission is presented to the Village Board. Village Administrator Dan Podgorski has said that he expects the Board to see a proposal sometime in the first quarter of the year.


Ashlee De Wit
Ashlee De Wit
Ashlee De Wit is a freelance writer and a Lansing native. After starting her career covering high school sports in Iowa, she's excited to be back in her hometown, reporting the stories of her local community — such as the opening of Troost, the informal Lansing pickleball club, a TF South Homecoming game, and Common Ground, Lansing's experiment with healthy race relations.