Human Rights Commissioners

Human Rights Commissioners

The Cook County Human Rights Commission is an eleven member board appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, subject to the advice and consent of the Cook County Board.  Human Rights Commission members must be residents of Cook County, and may not be employed by the County during their term.  Commission members, who are appointed to a three-year term, serve without compensation.  Appointments to the Human Rights Commission have a strong commitment to and involvement in civil rights and human relation issues. Human Rights Commission Board Members  have demonstrated a passion to the ideals set forth in the County’s Human Rights Ordinance and a commitment to making Cook County a better place to live and work.

  • Karina Ayala-Bermejo
  • Enoch Clarke-Bey
  • Jack Block
  • Ceylan Eatherton
  • Kenneth A. Gunn, Chairperson
  • Charles E. Harris, II
  • Arshad Javid
  • William B. Kelley 
  • Hedy M. Ratner
  • Sheila H. Schultz

Meetings of the Commission

Regular meetings  of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights are held on the third Tuesday of each month (unless designated otherwise).  The meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. in Suite 3040, 69 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL.

Meetings of the Commission are open to the public. If you need a sign language interpreter or any other assistance, please contact the Commission at least 72 hours prior to the date of the scheduled meeting at 312.603.1100 (voice) or 312.603.1101 (TT/TDD).