New Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Commission Replaces HRC
June 23, 2021
At its June 15 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council voted to replace the Human Rights Commission (HRC) with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC). The new commission is an extension of the research and work by the Rising TIDES Task Force over the last 2-1/2 years. The DEIC will hold its meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting July 27, 2021.
The HRC has served the Golden Valley community for more than 50 years, providing guidance to the City Council on human rights issues, helping build community by creating opportunities for dialogue on human rights issues, sponsoring educational opportunities, and directing persons to resources on human rights.
The Rising TIDES Task Force was created in 2018 to provide recommendations on how to fulfill the City’s newly adopted Equity Plan. Stemming from the Task Force’s work was a proposal to create a more permanent body of appointed community members committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The DEIC will operate similarly to the HRC. It will meet monthly, be comprised of residents and community members, and will report to and take direction from the City Council in matters relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, and human rights. Its mission is to promote and nurture a safe and welcoming community dedicated to the values of social equity, inclusion, and justice.
Join The DEIC
Initially the DEIC will be mostly made up of past HRC and Rising TIDES members. The Commission is currently looking for community members to fill one youth position and one at-large position.
To apply, please contact Tara Olmo at 763-593-3991.