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Human Relations Advisory Group

City Hall 
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

2021 Meeting Dates
  • Tuesday, January 5 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 5 at 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 7 at 5:30 PM
Agendas and Minutes


  • Ellen Gussin, Chair -Term expires 12/2021
  • Megan Ruddie, Vice Chair - Term Expires 12/2022
  • Nancy Krent - Term Expires 12/2021 
  • Matt Pestine - Term Expires 12/2021
  • Teri Lynn Steinberg - Term expires 12/21
  • Joan Zahnle - Term expires 12/2021 
  • Alyssa Knobel, Council Liaison
  • Gail Brown, Moraine Township Representative
  • Terry Grossberg, Park District Board Representative
  • Lisa Hirsh, North Shore School District 112 Representative
  • Bilaal Ansari, Isabella Cashman & Lily Fleishman, Student Representatives through June 2021, Adelle Drake, Katelynn Manning, Jessica Rolfe, Ava Lynn Wagner through June 2022 
  • Laura Frey, Staff Liaison


The Human Relations Advisory Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports community programs to improve the quality of life; and
  • Provides advisory recommendations related to developing effective solutions to social problems and opportunities related to equality and social justice.

For more information, please contact Laura Frey, staff liaison to the Human Relations Advisory Group, at 847.432.4110 or by

Information about the former Human Relations Commission can be found here.