Human Relations Commission
- Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
- Dates: January 19, April 20, July 20, & October 19
- Location: Lafayette City Hall - Council Chambers
20 N 6th St
Lafayette, IN 47901
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
|Stephen Smith - Chair||January 1, 2025|
|Susan Brouillette - Vice Chair||January 1, 2024|
|Cassie Wade - Secretary||January 1, 2025|
|Kara Boyles||January 1, 2026|
|Nohemi Lugo||January 1, 2024|
|Alvin Raines||January 1, 2024|
|Michelle Reynolds||January 1, 2026|
|Drew Smith||January 1, 2025|
|Joel Wright||January 1, 2026|
There is no question that the increased diversity in our city is adding great value to our schools, businesses, and community. In an effort to better serve and to understand the issues affecting the city, we need working Commissions that are dedicated to understanding and explaining how the City of Lafayette will move forward as our demographics are changing.
The City of Lafayette Human Relations Commission was created in 1968, and consists of 9 citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
The Commission's main objectives are to end prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination in the City of Lafayette, to encourage respect and understanding of all individuals and groups, and to investigate complaints of discrimination in the City of Lafayette.
The Commission is concerned with any discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age or gender identity and is available to investigate discriminatory acts in the areas of employment, access to public accommodations, and the purchase or rental of housing.
Youth Human Relations Commission
The Youth Human Relations Commission will serve as an extension of the HRC in order to better serve and address youth needs in the community as related to the HRC's main objectives. Those objectives are to end prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination in the City of Lafayette, and to encourage respect and understanding of all individuals and groups.
- Youth Human Relations Commission Application (use Explorer to fill or download by clicking this link.)
The Commission produces a brochure for citizens to review in order to help them better understand the signs of wrongful discrimination, and to help them understand if they have been discriminated against. The brochure can be found online or picked up at a number of locations throughout the Lafayette community (see list below).
File a Complaint
Complaints can be filed within 90 days of a discriminatory act taking place using the links below. Completed forms can be mailed to the Commission or emailed to email@example.com. Please note that the Commission is unable to investigate any complaint in which the Complainant has filed, or intends to file, complaints with the EEOC or Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). The Human Relations Commission is also unable to investigate any complaint made against the City of Lafayette, its departments, or its affiliates.
- Human Relations Commission Complaint Form - English (Fillable PDF)
- Human Relations Commission Complaint Form - Spanish (Fillable PDF)
Please contact the City of Lafayette at 765-807-1062 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about the complaint process.
|Area IV||660 N 36th St||765-447-7683|
|Bauer Family Resources
||330 Fountain St
|Black Cultural Center||1100 3rd St||765-494-3092|
|Food Finders||1204 Greenbush St||(765) 471-0062|
|Hanna Community Center
||1201 N 18th St
|Lafayette Housing Authority
||2601 Greenbush St
|Lafayette Urban Ministries
||420 N 4th St
|LARA||1100 Elizabeth St||765-476-2920|
|Legal Aid Corporation of
|212 N 5th St
|Legal Services Program of
Northern Indiana, Inc.
|639 Columbia St
|McAllister Community Center
||2351 N 20th St
|Social Security Administration||10 S 2nd St||888-884-0522|
|Valley Oaks||310 Main St||765-446-6400|
|YMCA||3001 S Creasy Ln||765-474-3448|
|YWCA of Greater Lafayette
||605 N 6th St