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Richfield Human Rights Commission

Mission
The Human Rights Commission helps to secure human rights and equal opportunity for the residents of Richfield in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, public services, and education and to align ourselves with goals set forth in the Minnesota Human Rights act.

History
Richfield developed City Code that states the City will continue to annually establish a chartered Human Rights Commission. The Commission secures human rights and equal opportunity for the citizens of Richfield in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, public services, and education and to align its goals with those set forth in the Minnesota Human Rights act.

The Richfield Human Rights Commission was formally established as an advisory commission to the Richfield City Council in April of 1968. Prior to that, the Richfield Citizens Council for Human Rights existed. That council consisted of citizen volunteers and was independently organized. It was transformed into the formal city commission in response to the requirement of the City of Richfield to fulfill its responsibilities as a partner of the State Department of Human Rights. 

Meetings
First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Richfield City Hall. 612-861-9700.
Agendas & Minutes

The March 7th, 2017, HRC meeting has been changed to March 8th, 2017.

Documents
2017 Calendar of Events (PDF) 
Monthly Highlights (WORD) 
2014-15 Diversity Conversation Report
2016 MN Civic Engagement Plan

Anti-bullying short video produced by the MN Dept of Human Rights

Outstanding Citizen Award 
The HRC is currently not accepting nominations for the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Award at this time. Look for upcoming information in April 2017

Nomination form      Previous winners

Comision De Derechos Humanos De Richfield
Comision de Derechos Humanos de Richfield busca nominados para  Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award          

Commission Members
View roster [PDF]

Staff Contact

Mike Koob, 612-861-9825

 

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