Human Relations Commission

2024 Meetings

  • Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  
  • Dates: January 18, April 18, July 18, & October 17
  • 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.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

 MembersTerm Date
Stephen Smith - ChairJanuary 1, 2025
Nohemi Lugo - Vice ChairJanuary 1, 2027
Cassie Wade - SecretaryJanuary 1, 2025
Kara BoylesJanuary 1, 2026
Alvin Raines
January 1, 2027
Michelle ReynoldsJanuary 1, 2026
Drew SmithJanuary 1, 2025
Joel WrightJanuary 1, 2026
VACANTJanuary 1, 2027

HRC Group Photo Oct. 2022

Purpose

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 Commission

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.

Brochure

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 hrhelpdesk@lafayette.in.gov. 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.


Please contact the City of Lafayette at 765-807-1062 or hrhelpdesk@lafayette.in.gov if you have any questions or concerns about the complaint process.

Commission Brochure Locations

Location Address Phone Number
Area IV 660 N 36th St 765-447-7683
Bauer Family Resources
330 Fountain St
765-742-5046
Black Cultural Center 1100 3rd St 765-494-3092
Food Finders 1204 Greenbush St 765-471-0062
Hanna Community Center

1201 N 18th St
765-742-0791
Lafayette Housing Authority
2601 Greenbush St

765-771-1300
Lafayette Urban Ministries
420 N 4th St
765-423-2691
LARA 1100 Elizabeth St 765-476-2920
Legal Aid Corporation of
Tippecanoe County
212 N 5th St
765-742-1086
Legal Services Program of
Northern Indiana, Inc.
639 Columbia St
765-423-5327
McAllister Community Center
2351 N 20th St
765-467-4586
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
765-742-0075