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 - Heredia Room. 
Agendas & Minutes


Outstanding Citizen Award
The Human Rights Commission honored Scott Ramsay at the June 25th City Council Meeting as the 2024 Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award recipient. 


La Comisión de Derechos Humanos honró a Scott Ramsay en la reunión del Concejo Municipal del 25 de junio como ganador del Premio al Ciudadano Destacado Gene y Mary Jacobsen 2024.



Previous Winners of the Outstanding Citizen Award (PDF)

Commission Members
View Roster (PDF)

Want to contact the chair of the board or commission?

 

If you wish to contact the chair of the board or commission please fill out the Chair contact form. If you have additional questions please contact the staff liaison of the commission, their contact information is listed on the commission website.

Staff Contact
Mike Flaherty
612-861-9830

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  • 2020 Human Rights Work Plan
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  • 2019 Calendar of Events
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  • 2019 HRC Annual Report
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  • 2018 HRC Annual Report
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  • 2016 MN Civic Engagement Plan
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  • 2014-15 Diversity Conversation Report
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  • Anti-bullying short video produced by the MN Dept of Human Rights
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