Kelly Larson

 
Human Rights
Title: Director
Phone: 563.589.4190


Human Rights Director Kelly Larson joined the City of Dubuque staff in February 1999. Kelly holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a law degree from the University of Iowa. She also hold an Intercultural Professional Certificate from the Intercultural Communication Institute, and is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Her professional background includes serving as an adjunct professor and as Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Department of Human Services and the Social Security Administration. While attending UI as a first generation college student, she worked as a food service worker, a crisis counselor, a psychiatric aide, and an assistant in a group home for youth with disabilities. In the past she has served as the President of the League of Iowa Human Rights Agencies and the Vice President of the Regional Executive Council on Civil Rights. In 2005, she received the Ruby Sutton Humanitarian Award from the Dubuque Chapter of the NAACP in recognition of outstanding service in the continued fight for freedom and justice, and in 2011 she received the Spirit of the ADA Award from the Great Plains ADA Center in recognition of her work to further equal access for people with disabilities. 

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