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Village Board approves Mayor Eidam’s choices for Human Relations Commission

Nine Commissioners unanimously approved

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 20, 2018) – During the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, September 18, nine Lansing residents were unanimously approved to become Lansing’s first Human Relations Commission. The Commissioners, who met each other for the first time Tuesday evening, bring a variety of work experience and education to the role.

Village Trustees, Clerk, Attorney, Mayor, and Administrator stand behind Lansing’s new Human Relations Commission. Front row, from left: Darvel Stinson, Regina Titsworth, Micaela Smith, Leo Valencia (Chair), Michael Bolz, Jamica Quillin, Rich Schaeffer, David Iwaszko, and Bobb Wright. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The role of the Human Relations Commission is “to promote inclusion to the Village administration on community-related issues. The commission is responsible for designing and recommending innovative programs that enhance community involvement among all Lansing entities in order to increase cultural competency and improve inter-group relations.”

The meetings of the Human Relations Commission will be public meetings, subject to the requirements of the Open Meetings Act. Once their meeting schedule is determined, it will be posted, and members of the public will be welcome to attend and observe.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.