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Human Relations Commission

Duties & Responsibilities

(A) To work toward a wholesome attitude of mutual respect and understanding among all people and organizations within the City.

(B) To receive from any resident or organization within the City any requests and 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 to investigate them.

(C) To present reports, facts, findings and recommendations to Council serving in an advisory and consultative capacity to the City and to the City administration whenever requested.

The Commission may act in confidence and without publicity and may hold both open and closed meetings as are necessary to the conduct of its business, being certain in all cases to conduct its affairs with the highest standards of justice and impartiality so that the best interests of the entire community are served.

(Ord. 682 AC.  Passed 4-6-70.)


Meeting Times

The Human Relations Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in Conference Room 2, South of Oberlin City Hall.

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


Current Members

Member Title End of Term
Martin Buck Chair December 31, 2015
Barbara Mehwald Member December 31, 2016
Joanne Rahn Member December 31, 2016
Megan Schief Member December 31, 2014
Vacant Member December 31, 2014
Bryan Burgess Council Liaison  
Wanda Davis Staff Support  
Diane Ramos Secretary  

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Agendas & Minutes

2014 Agendas and Minutes

2013 Agendas and Minutes

2012 Agendas and Minutes
2011 Agendas and Minutes
2010 Agendas and Minutes

Important Documents

2011 Human Relations Commission Annual Report
2010 Human Relations Commission Annual Report
2011 City of Oberlin Equal Employment Opportunity Report
2010 City of Oberlin Equal Employment Opportunity Report

Fair Housing Brochure
Human Relations Commission Brochure
Oberlin Foreclosure Prevention Resources
Oberlin Landlord Tenant Act Guide
Predatory Lending Brochure

Supplemental Information

Ohio Treasurer - Grow Now Program
Ohio Treasurer - Eco-Link Program
Ohio Treasurer - Save Now


Contact Information

Scott Broadwell
Council President
Phone: (440) 935-8547
Contact Council President

Sharon Fairchild-Soucy
Vice President
Phone: (440) 775-4031
Contact Council Vice President

Bryan Burgess
Phone: (440) 707-6026
Contact Council Member

Elizabeth J. Meadows
Phone: (440) 775-7025
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Sharon Pearson
Phone: (440) 452-6607
Contact Council Member

Kristin Peterson
Phone: (440) 775-4652
Contact Council Member

Ron Rimbert
Phone: (440) 775-2343
Contact Council Member

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