This commission works toward a wholesome attitude of mutual respect and understanding among all people and organizations within the City.  The commission may enter into any alleged disputes, disagreements, misunderstandings or acts which involve the unlawful or unfair infringement upon basic human rights or freedoms guaranteed by law and investigate them, presenting reports, facts, findings and recommendations to Council, and serves in an advisory and consultative capacity to the City and to the City administration. For more information concerning the duties of the Human Relations Commission please view the official charge here

Meeting Times


Please refer to of City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Human Relations Commission Secretary, Terri Richardson-Sanders at  440-776-4898.


Name Term
Michael Henle01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Katie Ashwill, Vice Chair01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Lydia Young, Chair01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
David Dorsey01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Mary Parks01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025

A complete membership roster for all City of Oberlin boards and commissions can be found here.

Important Documents

Minutes & Agendas

ADA Grievance Procedures

Ohio Sunshine Law


Nondiscrimination Presentation –   Council Discussion on 5/15/2017

Proclamation – In Memory of Jaqui Willis

Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office