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Purpose: The Livonia Human Relations Commission endeavors to foster mutual self-respect and understanding and promote amicable relations among all racial, religious and ethnic groups. The Commission educates and counsels in the area of civil rights enforcement.

Meetings:  Quarterly, on the 2nd Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated) of the specified month at 6 p.m. in the Michigan Room of the Livonia Civic Center Library.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Community Resources (734) 466-2540. 

There are 9 members appointed by the Mayor to serve 3 year terms.

Activities include a community program in honor of Martin Luther King in January; promote and foster the concepts of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding in the community; distribution of handicap parking regulation flyers.

Resource Material -The Human Relations Commission has purchased videos and books for the Livonia Public Libraries on the issues of diversity, tolerance and respect. Children books are handed out at the Youth Commission Holiday Party. 

Commission Members

For biographical information, please click on a link below (names that are in blue):
Kevin Aoun (2016)
Caroline Grech (2016), Secretary
Cheryl Kasparek (2017), 
Elaine Livingway (2007)
Sandy Teeter (2013), Chairperson
Richard Glover (2017) 
Andrew Hess (2018)
      Human Relations Commission
  Commissioners L-R: Kevin Aoun.,Caroline Grech, Cheryl Kasparek, Sandy Teeter,
                                               Richard Glover and Chris Swish, City of Livonia liaison. 


For agendas and meeting minutes visit the Livonia Document Library.

Human Relations Commission Annual Report 2018

Human Relations Commission Meeting & Events Calendar

All Meetings are Held in the Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library In the Michigan Room unless otherwise indicated


 January 21, 2019- Monday at 6:00 p.m.       MLK Celebration at  Madonna University            Non Meeting – Attendance Required                                                                                          HRC Presentation of 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

 February 122019Tuesday at  6:00 p.m.     General Meeting at the Bennett Civic Center Library Michigan Room -   Mandatory      

 May 14, 2019 - Tuesday at  6:00 p.m.              General Meeting at the Bennett Civic Center Library Jenkins Room 3rd Floor -   Mandatory

 September 10, 2019-Tuesday 6:00 p.m.       General Meeting at the Bennett Civic Center Library Michigan Room -   Mandatory      

 November 12, 2019 - Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.  General Meeting at the Bennett Civic Center Library Michigan Room -  Mandatory                                                                                               

2018 Back To School Essay Contest was open to all Livonia High School Students.  A $200 Visa Gift Card was awarded to each participating High School.  The Essay Question was "What would you do to promote respect and inspire understanding of cultural differences using social media if you were on the Human Relations Commission?" The winners were Mihir Satish from Churchill High School  and Jessica Zenas from Stevenson High School.  They were presented their awards and a pizza party after the Human Relations Commission meeting of November 14, 2018.