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Human Rights Commission
  • Second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM

Special meetings are occasionally called.

It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

 City Meeting Archives  City Meeting Portal


Angelica Martina Dietz   12-31-2017
Eve Webster   12-31-2017 507-645-5412
Franklin Lee   12-31-2017 507-663-7082
Corinne Smith  Secretary 12-31-2018 507-663-1048
Mar Valdecantos   12-31-2018 507-645-9603
Lucy Gonzalez Miron   12-31-2018 952-649-1967
Najwa Bukhari   12-31-2019 507-301-3770
Justin London   12-31-2019 507-581-3990
Richard DeBeau  Chair 12-31-2019 507-301-3461
Jack Cuddy Youth Rep    
Kajsa Johnson (voting) Youth Rep     
Natalie Ponciano-Bartolo   Youth Rep    
Issac Riggins Youth Rep    

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.

Applications for the HRC are available for download or by contacting the city clerk at:
City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Email Deb Little


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.

Human Rights Award
The 2016 Human Rights Award was presented to Susan Sanderson in recognition of her personal and professional dedication to being a passionate advocate and champion for youth in the community.

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