City of Hamtramck, Michigan

Human Relations Commission

The Hamtramck Human Relations Commission is established to promote mutual understanding and respect for multi-culturalism and diversity, advocate for peace and justice, and encourage tolerance and constructive communication in order to develop a functional, safe and harmonious community.  The commission will work to safeguard equal opportunity, overcome divisiveness, violence and all other forms of discrimination against people for reasons including nationality, religion, race, class, physical and mental disability, gender, marital status and sexual orientation.

Meet the Commission

The members of the Human Relation Commission are representative of the various racial, religious, national, cultural, labor, business and ethnic groups of the city.

Russ Gordon, Chair
Ahmed Al-Ammari, Vice Chair
Ismira Lokmic, Treasurer
Damian Tomasik, Secretary
Edin Alesvic
Ibrahim Al-Jahim
Eleem Shafi
Marie Pronko
Hane Dreshaj

2013 Meeting Schedule

January 16
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18


It is the responsibility of the Human Relations Commission to investigate, collect data and study complaints and problems arising between groups or individuals which result or may result in tensions, discrimination or prejudice in the city. We offer conciliation and mediation services as a means to resolve complaints.

All formal complaints made to the Human Relations Commission are investigated by the commission.  If you or someone you know wishes to file a complaint, contact us at:

Contact Us

If you have questions or are in need of additional information, please contact us at