Human Rights Commission

What is the Human Rights Commission?

The Human Rights Commission is a group of nine community members that are appointed by the City Council to three-year terms.  The commissioners meet monthly, joined by the Office of Equity & Human Rights staff, to work on annual goals established by the commission.  

The Commission is established by City Code, and works in collaboration with the City staff to:
  • investigate and determine the merits of complaints alleging unfair or discriminatory practices in housing, employment, education, credit, or places of public accommodation;
  • study the extent and causes of discrimination in the community and work to eliminate it through education and promotion of human rights;
  • take action to promote civil and respectful behavior and eliminate discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
You can view the minutes and agendas for Commission meetings online. You can also view the job description of a Human Rights Commissioner.