Since 2003, the Human Relations Commission has served to advise the City Council on human relations by studying problems relating to relationships among individuals and groups of all kinds and educating the community so that problems can be prevented. Read more about how the commission was created and its mission.
2015 Annual Report of the Human Relations Commission
To promote the well being of all Carbondale residents without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, economic or educational status.
The Carbondale City Council created the Human Relations Commission to make recommendations to the Council that improve community life for all city residents. Residents who have ideas for improving city services, who experience unfair treatment, or who want suggestions regarding how to address a frustrating situation are encouraged to attend a regularly scheduled Commission meeting, or to contact the Commission through its website. The Commission meets at 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in Room 103 of City Hall. We are here to help.
Jerrold Hennrich (Chair)
Dr. Joseph Brown (Vice Chair)
Dora "Micki" Weaver, PhD
JoshuaKyle Brandon (Student Rep)
Ted J. Gutierrez (Business Rep)
Deborah McCoy (Staff)
Small groups, called Study Circles, address issues of relevance to improving human relations in Carbondale. The following links provides access to the these groups:
Carbondale Conversations for Community Action was put into community action in September, 2003, followed by City Council approval in November. The programs were modeled after the nationally recognized Study Circles Program. Read more here....
Neighborhood Action Group is a working group of the City of Carbondale’s Human Relations Commission initiated in 2004 as a result of the City’s Study Circles Project. Read more here....
Nonviolent Carbondale is a coalition that organizes and supports activities that foster nonviolent and compassionate interactions in the community. Follow this link to learn more about Nonviolent Carbondale .
Nonviolent Carbondale's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arbor District Neighborhood Association seeks to preserve and foster community through advocacy and communication of neighborhood issues.
The Northwest Carbondale Neighborhood Association (NCNA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic heritage of the northwest section of Carbondale, IL and the quality of life of all its residents.
The group will continue to meet at Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale on first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development