Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission (HRIEC)
Meetings: Generally the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters of human rights, inclusion and engagement. The commission has nine members and currently has one youth member. The scope, duties and functions of the commission are to:
Evaluate – The commission shall review and evaluate on an ongoing basis the City’s outreach efforts, policies, activities and engagement opportunities to ensure the best and the most equitable practices are being used to engage residents and businesses with the work of the City.
Advise – The commission shall advise the city council on strategies to improve outreach and communication and increase engagement, equity and inclusiveness in the City’s efforts to foster a sense of community with residents and businesses.
Engage – the commission may engage residents and businesses through city council-approved programs, events and projects that support the commission’s purpose.
Please note that all meetings are best viewed using Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) browsers. Internet Explorer is not recommended and may lead to viewing difficulties.
Victims of Discrimination or Human Rights Violation: Filing a Human Rights Complaint
Your human rights are important to protect and defend! If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination or a human rights violation, you are encouraged to contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. You can either call their office, visit the office in person, or fill out the form online. If you need any assistance connecting with these resources, you may contact Assistant City Manager Rebecca Olson at 651-792-7446.
While the Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission does not itself investigate or resolve individual claims of discrimination or human rights violations, the Commission provides leadership in the community in prevention of bias and hate crimes through education, collaborative community action and policy and program advice to the City Council.
Do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Olson, or use the online form to contact the members of the commission. The online form may also be used to suggest issues and topics related to human rights, inclusion, or community engagement for the commission to research and recommend programs or policies to the City Council.
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