Richfield developed City Code that states the City will continue to annually establish a chartered Human Rights Commission. The Commission secures human rights and equal opportunity for the citizens of Richfield in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, public services, and education and to align its goals with those set forth in the Minnesota Human Rights act.
The Richfield Human Rights Commission was formally established as an advisory commission to the Richfield City Council in April of 1968. Prior to that, the Richfield Citizens Council for Human Rights existed. That council consisted of citizen volunteers and was independently organized. It was transformed into the formal city commission in response to the requirement of the City of Richfield to fulfill its responsibilities as a partner of the State Department of Human Rights.
Outstanding Citizen Award - The Human Rights Commission is now accepting nominations for the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award through May 24, 2013. Nomination form Previous winners
First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Richfield City Hall. 612-861-9700.
Jay Henthorne, 612-861-9828