Community Relations Commission


The Community Relations Commission shall endeavor to bring about and maintain harmony within the Athens community and to avoid, or reduce, intergroup tensions, to promote tolerance and goodwill, and to ensure equality of treatment and of opportunity of all person regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, religious belief, age, or disability.


The commission consists of nine members appointed by Athens City Council. Term length is 3 years. Five members constitutes a quorum.

Term Ending
Black, Laura 
March 2022
De La Cruz-Guzman, Marlene March 2022
McCarey, Micah March 2022
McCarthy, Dawn March 2022
Morgan-Nai, Vanessa March 2022
Siegel, Rachel March 2022
Rogers, Lacey March 2022
Schmieding, John (Co-Chair)
March 2022

Miller, Rebecca

March 2022


The commission meets monthly, however, the days/times vary. Please contact the co-chairs for information.