Human Rights Commission (HRC)
- Teresa Martin, Chair,
- Adam Buttress,
- Jonathan Burris,
- Simon Gottlieb,
- Carla Johnson,
- Payton Perkins, student,
- Susan Phelps,
- Michael Pristash,
- Chantell Knauss, Assistant City Manager
Advises, recommends, and assists Council in matters of human rights. Seven regular members and two student members. The mission of the Golden Valley HRC is to help promote and nourish a safe, respectful, and welcoming community.
HRC Meeting Day & Time
- When: 6:30 pm, fourth Tuesday of each month (unless other notice is given)
- Where: City Hall Council Conference Room, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)
HRC meetings will be canceled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.
Minutes & Agendas
Minutes and agendas are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next HRC meeting.
- January 27* Agenda | Minutes
- February 25 Agenda | Minutes
- March 25 Agenda | Minutes
- April 22 Agenda | Minutes
- May 27 Agenda | Minutes
- June 24 Agenda | Minutes
- July 22 Agenda | Minutes
- August 26 Agenda | Minutes
- September 18 Agenda | Minutes
- October 23 Agenda | Minutes
- November 25* Agenda | Minutes
*(6 pm start time)
- December 18 Agenda | Minutes
- HRC Conversations
- "Toward A More Perfect Union: Talking About The Constitution" Series (A community conversation presented by the Golden Valley League of Women Voters in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, Hennepin County Library, and Golden Valley Human Rights Commission)
- Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award
- We All Count Competition Promoting the 2010 Census
Apply to serve on the Human Rights Commission
Golden Valley residents who are interested in serving on the HRC should fill out and submit the Advisory Boards and Commissions Application.
History of HRC Task Force
In June 2012, the Golden Valley City Council appointed a 19-member public task force to solicit feedback from residents on the need for a Human Rights Commission as an advisory body to the Council (get full story here).
Through community dialogue, the HRC Task Force assessed the need for and scope of a Human Rights Commission as an advisory board to the Golden Valley City Council. The City Council received and filed the HRC Task Force Report and Recommendation at its Dec 18, 2012 meeting.
Mission And Responsibilities
- Review duties and responsibilities of the Minnesota State and City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commissions and their histories.
- Make a recommendation to the City Council as to the best way(s) to foster inclusiveness and cultural awareness for the City of Golden Valley and whether or not the best way(s) involve a City Human Rights Commission.
- If it is recommended that a City Human Rights Commission is needed, establish the Commission's mission and responsibilities and how it should be organized (eg, as a Commission or informally, with interested volunteers coordinating events and activities).
Task Force Members