Human Relations Commission

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about the hrc banner 2The purpose of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to:

  • Promote respect, harmony and understanding throughout the Saint Charles community. 
  • Endeavor to eliminate prejudice among citizens, groups, agencies, and departments within the City. 
  • Promote mutual understanding and respect among all social, racial, religious, cultural, and ethnic groups in the community. 

The Human Relations Commission employs various means to inform and engage the Saint Charles community, in an effort to fulfill our purpose.  We sponsor and participate in events and have created a Learning Library to provide educational materials for those interested.  We keep the community up-to-date and involved via the City's printed and emailed newsletters and our Facebook page.  The HRC uses the Municipality Equality Index to measure how welcoming the City is to people in the LGBTQ+ community, and we recognize a Person of the Year who represents our vision and ideals.  

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The Human Relations Commission holds regular business meetings as detailed below:

  • Meets on the third Thursday of the month
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Saint Charles City Hall
    Council Chambers, 4th Floor
    200 North Second Street
    Saint Charles, MO 63301

The scheduled meeting dates for 2021 are:

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16
Our agendas can be found here.  

The City of Saint Charles offers all interested citizens the opportunity to attend public meetings.  If you wish to attend one of our public meetings and require an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the City Clerk's Office to coordinate an accommodation at least two (2) business days in advance of the scheduled meeting at 636-949-3282 or 636-949-3289 (TTY- for the hearing impaired).  The City of Saint Charles, Missouri fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.  For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please call the City Clerk's Office at 636-949-3282 or visit City Hall located at 200 North Second Street, Saint Charles, MO 63301.
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Stay involved and support the work of the Human Relations Commission by attending or participating in our events and inviting others to join in.  
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In accordance with City Codes, the Human Relations Commission is to be comprised of eleven (11) members, appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council. Members shall include the Saint Charles Police Chief or his/her designee; one (1) member of the City Council; one (1) superintendent or his/her designee from the school districts in the City of Saint Charles, Francis Howell and Orchard Farm. The Mayor of Saint Charles shall serve ex officio as a non-voting member. College and High School students may be appointed to serve a one (1) year term as non-voting members of the Commission. All members are volunteers.   Click here to learn how to apply for an appointment.  

  • Babs Gellman, Chairperson
  • Tina Meier, Vice Chairperson
  • Ed Bryant
  • Jason Dunn
  • Donalee Gastreich
  • Dr. Wade Steinhoff
  • Jessica Ross-Sutton
  • Dr. Suzanne Leake
  • Lt. Thomas Wilkison (PD)
  • Vacant
  • Denise Mitchell, City Council Liaison
  • Dan Borgmeyer, Mayor
  • Chuck Lovelace, Secretary, Treasurer & Staff Liaison