Human Rights Commission
|Angelica Martina Dietz||12/31/2017||507-301-2069|
|Mar Valdecantos||Vice Chair||12/31/2018||507-645-9603|
|Lucy Gonzalez Miron||12/31/2018||952-649-1967|
|Jack Cuddy||Youth Rep|
|Kajsa Johnson (voting)||Youth Rep|
|Natalie Ponciano-Bartolo||Youth Rep|
|Issac Riggins||Youth Rep|
Special meetings are occasionally called.
The City of Northfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) seeks to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education. The commission works to ensure full citizen participation in this community by assisting the State Department of Human Rights in implementing the Minnesota Human Rights Act and by advising the City Council on long range programs to improve community relations in the City of Northfield. View a copy of the Human Rights Commission bylaws.
Human Rights FAQ's
If you have questions and/or need help, please refer to this Frequently Asked Questions document.
Application & Membership Requirements
The commission consists of nine members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. There is no term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.
The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in equal rights for all citizens of Northfield, along with willingness to serve and background.
for the HRC are available for download or by contacting the city clerk at:
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Human Rights Award The 2017 Human Rights Award was presented to Father Dennis Dempsey, Church of St. Dominic, in recognition of his constant dedication to being a passionate advocate and champion for all people, especially immigrants in the community. With this award, the Human Rights Commission also recognizes and appreciates the dedication of many other people and organizations that are working in numerous ways to support our immigrant communities.