Equity and Empowerment Commission

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PURPOSE: The purpose of the Equity & Empowerment Commission is to identify and eradicate inequities in City services, programs, human resource practices, and decision-making processes.  The goal is to ensure that all residents receive equal service and treatment regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, disability, gender identity, and gender expression.

MEMBERSHIP: 9 members

QUALIFICATIONS: 1 Alderman, 1 member who has the training and/or experience representing the needs of those who have a physical or mental disability, 5 members who have experience in human rights, social justice advocacy, or similar areas, 1 Spanish speaking member

TERM: 3 years

MEETING PLACE:  Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. 

In an effort to get to know our community, the Equity & Empowerment Commission will hold our monthly meetings in the community. We invite you to host one of our monthly meetings.  The only requirement you need to meet in order to host, you must be located in Evanston and you should be able to accommodate a minimum of 12 people. As host, you will have 20 minutes on our agenda to tell us what you want us to hear.  Interested in hosting?  Click here to fill out the form


REPORTS TO:  City Council


Commissioners  Term Expiration
Ald. Melissa Wynne  December 2020
Julie Corbier de Lara  December 2020
Monte Dillard  December 2020
Timothy Eberhart  December 2020
Jane Grover, Chair  December 2020
Delores Holmes  December 2020
Alejandra Ibañez  December 2020
Kathy Lyons  December 2020
Mario Vela  December 2020




Dr. Patricia A. Efiom
Equity & Empowerment Coordinator
Email Staff


 2018  Agendas    Packets
 8/23/2018  Agenda    Packet
 7/26/2018  Agenda  Minutes Packet
 6/28/2018  Agenda  Minutes  Packet
 5/24/2018  Agenda  Minutes  Packet
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1/18/2018  Agenda Minutes