The Human Rights Commission advises City Council on how to ensure equal opportunity and participation in housing, employment, public service, public accommodations and education. The commission consists of nine regular voting members; one is an attorney, one is appointed by the School Board and one is a youth member. The commission may also have an additional, non-voting, youth member.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Westwood Room at City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
The next meeting is Tuesday, October 17.
The Human Rights Commission developed the Diversity Lens (image at right) and the accompanying Diversity Lens brochure. Valuing individual diversity means reaching beyond stereotypical views of individuals and using the strengths and different perspectives that each person offers. The Diversity Lens, therefore, is not just a reflection of you or me, but the collective us in our community and all of our values.
2014 – 2015 Project
During 2014 and into early 2015, the Human Rights Commission focused on the issue of bullying in the senior citizen community. Watch the public service announcement.
Unless otherwise indicated, commission member terms end on May 31 of the year in parentheses.
- Katherine Arnold (Term Expires 5/31/20)
- Brenda Gilson (Term Expires 5/31/18)
- Greg Gidden (Term Expires 5/31/20)
- Michelle Kornblit (Term Expires 5/31/19)
- Margaret Rog (Term Expires 5/31/19)
- Zaylore Stout (Term Expires 5/31/20)
- Sara Wilhelm Garbers (Term Expires 5/31/20)
- Carmen Garrigos, Youth Member (Term Expires 8/31/18)
- VACANT, Youth Member (non-voting)
- VACANT, School Representative
Agenda & Minutes
| September 26, 2017
|August 15, 2017||Agenda||Minutes
|July 18, 2017 (cancelled)||No meeting||No meeting|
|June 20, 2017||Agenda|
|May 16, 2017||Agenda|
|April 18, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 21, 2017
|January 17, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 13, 2016||Agenda
|November 15, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 18, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 20, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 16, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 21, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 17, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 19, 2016||Minutes|
|March 15, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 16, 2016||Agenda|
|January 19, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 15, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 17, 2015||Agenda|
|October 20, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 15, 2015||No meeting|
|August 18, 2015||Agenda|
|July 21, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 16, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 19, 2015||Agenda|
|April 21, 2015||Agenda|
|March 17, 2015||Minutes|
Human Rights Commission Liaison