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 please contact Human Relations Commission Secretary,  Chris Yates at  440-775-7251.


Name AddressTerm
Michael Henle, Vice Chair74 S. Cedar Street01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Katie Ashwill, Chair64 Spring Street01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Matthew Berkman128 Hollywood Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
David Dorsey352 W. College Street
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Mary Parks547 W. College Street Apt A.01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

A complete list of board and commission members, support staff, and Council liaisons 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