Human Relations Advisory Commission


Overview

The purpose and mission of the Human Relations Advisory Commission is to provide an egalitarian, welcoming, inclusive, safe, and productive community for the residents, local businesses, and visitors of the Town. It will do so by creating and fostering programming, both formal and informal, that will address conditions of bias, discrimination and prejudice by increasing our mutual understanding and respect of one another.

Meetings

All official meetings will take place from 7:00PM - 8:00PM on the following dates:

  • February 2, 2021 
  • April 6, 2021 (with liaisons)
  • June 1, 2021 
  • August 3, 2021 (with liaisons)
  • October 5, 2021
  • December 7, 2021 (with liaisons)

Members

  • Chief Christopher Battiloro, Westfield Police Department, Liaison
  • Michele Coyne
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dr. Margaret Dolan, Westfield School Superintendent, Liaison
  • Debbie Goddard
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Ron Holmes, Lifelong Westfield/Senior Advisory Council, Liaison
  • Alexis Jemal
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Varsha Lyer
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Rabbi Ethan Prosnit, Ministerium, Liaison
  • Anna Qiang, Westfield High School Liaison
  • Rodney Ross
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Rami Sarabi
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Lee Schaefer, Westfield Public Arts Commission, Liaison
  • Cheryl Swift
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Jenny Tannenbaum
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Chief Anthony Tiller, Westfield Fire Department, Liaison
  • Gary Timm
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Sofia Zimmerman, Alternate #1
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Yimin Wu, Alternate #2
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Additional Member Information

  • 7 Members and 2 Alternates
  • Mayor Appointment/Council Consent
  • Three-year term