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.
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.
*Your public comments are encouraged but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting personnel at public meetings. Please submit your comments in advance to email@example.com (Subject line: "HRC Public Comment")
Meetings **Meetings are by WebEx video conference only until further notice.**
First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Richfield City Hall. 612-861-9700.
Agendas & Minutes
Outstanding Citizen Award **Due to COVID-19, there will be no selected winner in 2020**
The HRC is now accepting nominations for the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award. Deadline for submission is Thursday, April 30, 2020.
- Outstanding Citizen Award - Jacobsen Award Description (PDF)
- Outstanding Citizen Award - Jacobsen Nomination Form (PDF)
- Outstanding Citizen Award - Descripción (PDF)
- Outstanding Citizen Award - Formulario de Nombramiento (PDF)
View Roster (PDF)
Mike Flaherty, 612-861-9830