‘Why I’m applying for the Human Relations Commission’

Human Relations Commission

Five applicants share their thoughts by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2018) – For the first time in 21 years, Lansing is forming a new Commission—and it’s a Commission with a particularly difficult assignment. The Human Relations Commission will be tasked with helping Lansing develop a culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, inspires involvement, … Read more

Human Relations Commission: draft ordinance introduced

Human Relations Commission

Steps continue in embracing Lansing’s diversity, but more applicants needed by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2018) – During the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, March 20, Mayor Eidam included in her Mayor’s Report an update on the formation of a Human Relations Commission in Lansing. She had begun discussions on the … Read more

Village seeking more applicants

Soon-to-be-formed Human Relations Commission needs wider representation by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Ten Lansing residents have submitted applications for the Human Relations Commission so far, but Director of Communications Ken Reynolds would like to see many more completed before the interview process begins. The application was released to the public at … Read more

Application for Human Relations Commission now available to public

by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (February 2018) — The application for Lansing’s Human Relations Commission was released to the public, as announced by the Village Director of Communications, Ken Reynolds, at the February 6 Village Board Meeting. For residents who are interested in serving on the commission, the application is available online and a … Read more

Village Board meeting highlights – 9/19/17

Board meeting highlights

Basketball champs, giant checks, promotions, and more by Melanie Jongsma Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 7:00pm, and typically at that meeting items are brought up for review and discussion among … Read more

Human Relations Commission

Mayor’s office expects to finalize selections by year end by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (August 31) – Mayor Patty Eidam and her staff are in the process of putting together a Human Relations Commission, a campaign promise that was accelerated at the recent Community Meeting to address police/community relations. The Community Meeting was part … Read more

Lansing residents, police, and government discuss solutions

LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2017) – An estimated 125 people gathered in the auditorium of T. F. South High School for a Community Meeting to discuss police/community relations in Lansing. Alongside The Lansing Journal, media coverage was provided by Fox 32, WGN, the Northwest Indiana Times, and LNN. The meeting was part of a series … Read more