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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 accepting nominations for the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award at this time. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 28, 2017. In your nomination, please include information regarding the following criteria that Commission members will use to aid in the selection of this year's Award recipient:

  • Degree of impact
  • Direct connection to Richfield
  • Human Rights emphasis
  • Timeliness of issue/efforts

Completed nomination forms must be received by the Human Rights Commission by Friday, April 28th. Submit forms in person to Jamie Maiser at 6700 Portland Ave, by fax to 612-866-0297, or by email to sara.gumke@hotmail.com.

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

Previous Winners of the Outstanding Citizen Award (PDF)

Commission Members
View roster (PDF)

Staff Contact
Mike Koob, 612-861-9825

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