Human Relations Commission

"The Human Relations Commission, the Office of the Mayor of the City of Madison, the Madison City Council, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Hanover College, Ivy Tech Community College Madison, and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce affirm the inherent worth, dignity, and equality of all people and declare any message of hate or discrimination to be counter to the values of our diverse and inclusive community." - Joint statement, approved 2018.

The purpose of the Human Relations Commission is to hear complaints of discrimination in the City. The commission also promotes diversity and civility. If you have a concern, question, or possible case of discrimination, you can reach all of the commission by using one email:

Human Relations Commission Members

Name Contact Information Appointed By Appointment Date
Katy Hadley Katy’s Email Mayor 6-14-19
Bill Johnson (Secretary) Bill’s Email Mayor 1-9-19
Shirley Kloepfer Shirley’s Email | 812-273-4350 Mayor 1-7-20
Sue Livers (Vice Chair) Sue’s Email Mayor 1-7-20
Jessica McAlister Jessica’s Email Mayor 2-27-19
Nathan Montoya (Chair) Nathan’s Email | 812-265-1800 Mayor 1-3-19
Tony Schroeder Tony’s Email Mayor 1-22-19
Roland Newman Mayor 1-1-21
Season Jackson Mayor 1-7-2020

For questions and concerns about this commission, please contact Tammy Acosta or Email all Commission Members.


The Human Relations Commission meets as needed in the City hall Council Chambers. Check City Public Meeting Calendar for announcements or call 812-265-8300.