Human Rights Commission (HRC)

HRC Community Outreach

is a program that builds awareness and facilitates dialogue within the community about human rights and social justice issues.

Advises, recommends, and assists Council in matters of human rights. The mission of the Golden Valley HRC is to help promote and nourish a safe, respectful, and welcoming community. Members: Seven regular and two student. Term: Three-year staggered (one-year for students).

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.

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meeting instructions will be available here when the agenda is posted.

    Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

    Minutes & Agendas

    Minutes and agendas are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next HRC meeting.

    Current Commissioners

    • Chris Mitchell, Chair
      May 2021
    • Carrie Yeager,
      May 2022
    • Jonathan Burris
      May 2022
    • Teresa Martin,
      May 2023
    • Mary Giese,
      May 2022
    • Leah Persky,
      May 2021
    • Kyle Scott,
      May 2022
    • Naamah Murphy–Youth
      May 2021
    • Destiny Nathan–Youth
      May 2021

    Staff Liaison

    • Kirsten Santelices, Human Resources Director

    2020 Meetings

    • Jan 28 Agenda | Minutes
    • Feb 26 Agenda | Minutes(Joint Meeting)
    • Mar 24 Canceled
    • Apr 28 Agenda | Minutes
    • May 26 Agenda | Minutes
    • Jun 5 Agenda | Minutes (Special Meeting)
    • Jun 23 Agenda | Minutes
    • Jul 28 Agenda | Minutes
    • Aug 25 Agenda | Minutes
    • Sept 22 Agenda | Minutes
    • Oct 27 Agenda | Minutes
    • Nov 24 Agenda | Minutes
    • Dec 22 Agenda | Minutes

    Meeting Archive

    View past years' HRC Agendas and HRC Minutes in the City's online document center.