Human Relations Commission


The City of Blue Springs is a community that prides itself on its diversity and its responsiveness to all citizens. In order to enhance the ability to educate and also respond to concerns that may be expressed related to gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or disability, the City created the Blue Springs Human Relations Commission (HRC). 

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.500.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Blue Springs Human Relations Commission is to foster the improvement of human relations among and between citizens of all cultural backgrounds, so as to provide all individuals with an equitable opportunity to grow and participate to the best of their ability in our economic, educational, political, and social systems. 

Vision Statement

Blue Springs is an inclusive community where all persons are accepted and valued. 


Meetings of the Human Relations Commission are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.   


The Commission is comprised of seven community leaders from diverse backgrounds appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to foster the improvement and shall serve staggered terms of three years each.  All voting members shall be residents of Blue Springs and shall not have been convicted of a felony.  Two students from the Blue Springs School District will be selected to serve on the commission as non-voting members. 

Annual Report

HRC photo
Board Members
Term Expires
VACANT 2019 2020
Gino Bueno, Vice Chairman 2019 2020
Gino Bueno  2019 2022
Jonas Hughes 2019 2021
Leslie Gleason 2019 2022
VACANT 2019 2020
Lucas Taylor 2019 2020
Courtney McGinnis 2018 2021
Shawnna Squire 2018 2021
Quin Evans, Student Rep (Non-voting) 2018 2019
Natalie Tran, Student Rep (Non-voting) 2019 2020

In the Community

HRc Fair 2015
2016 Neighborhood Fair-Autumn Bend
2015 Helping Residents Connect Fair