The Terre Haute Human Relations Commission (HRC) serves the citizens of Terre Haute through working to eliminate barriers of discrimination in areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, education and financing based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, familial status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities. The Human Relations Commission ensures that the City, as an employer, governmental entity and provider of public accommodations, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), stimulates community awareness of diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity and equal rights through education, collaboration and coordination with other community agencies, and empowers citizens by ensuring they know their rights and responsibilities on discrimination and diversity issues.


To lead Terre Haute in building an inclusive community by:
- Enforcing the Human Rights ordinance.
- Empowering the community to eliminate barriers to equality.
- Educating the public about rights and responsibilities regarding discrimination


LGBTQ Mayor's Office Liaison - This office serves as an accessible and friendly ear to the city's LGBTQ community. The City of Terre Haute recognizes the importance of positive relations and communication between the LGBTQ community and City officials. Please call: (812) 244-5611 or email [email protected] with questions or concerns.

LGBTQ Police Liaison - Sgt. Justin Sears will serve as an accessible and friendly ear to the city's LGBTQ community and will elevate LGBTQ related concerns to other police officers and city officials. Please call (812) 244-2668 or email: [email protected] with questions or concerns.


Terre Haute Human Relations Commission meets every third Wednesday of the month at City Hall in the Board of Public Works Conference room 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. 


City Hall, Room 104
17 Harding Avenue 
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: (812) 244-5611