The Alton City Council has approved eight people to serve on the new Community Relations Commission. Named are Dr. Kenneth Spells, Ellar Duff, Peter Hough, Benjamin Golley, Cindy Lolly, Mike Varner, Cassandra Campbell and Jaida Moore. The commission will also consist of the Police Chief, Director of Economic Development and Housing and the City Attorney.
City Attorney Megan Williams tells The Big Z she is happy with the final eight names after more than 20 people threw their hat into the ring.
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There was some opposition to the move to create this commission while eliminating the existing but long-dormant Human Relations Commission. That group had not met in several years and was eliminated earlier this year. The first meeting of the new commission is expected to be scheduled for sometime in May.