Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Commission was created by ordinance Chapter 141, 12-30-75, s. 7 in 1975 to implement the City’s Civil Rights policies through public information and education; mediation and conciliation; and enforcement. The commission’s members serve on standing committees and hearing panels that hear allegations of citizens regarding violations of their civil rights.

Deadline: Open until filled. The application review process will begin Friday, April 25, 2014. 

 Vacancies:  (Attorneys are encouraged to apply as the Commission is required to have a minimum of 6 and up to 8 Attorneys within their Commissioners)

- Seat 1: Mayor Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2014;

- Seat 2: Mayor Appointment, beginning September 1, 2014 and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 3: Mayor Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 4: Mayor Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 5: Mayor Appointment, beginning September 1, 2014 and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 6: Mayor Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 7: Mayor Appointment, beginning September 1, 2014 and expiring December 31, 2017;

- Seat 10: Mayor Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2015;

- Seat 14: Council Appointment, beginning immediately and expiring December 31, 2015;
 

Requirements:

All commission members must:

Non-Attorneys (or non-presiding attorneys) must:

Attorneys (presiding attorneys) must:

Application Instructions:

Applications are available by clicking on the application links;

Application form: MS Word or Adobe PDF; and Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire MS Word or Adobe PDF

or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at openappointments@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2244. Persons may apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration or inform the Office of the City Clerk of persons to whom they wish application materials be sent.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.

Email your application to openappointments@minneapolismn.gov

Mail or deliver your application to:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis MN 55415-1382 

Fax your application to: 612-673-3812

Questions?

Staff Contact for Commission: Toni Newborn 612-673-2507,  Toni.Newborn@minneapolismn.gov
City Clerk Contact: Jozie Nummi, 612-673-2244, openappointments@minneapolismn.gov

Selection Process:

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Mayor and to the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee. Applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of Committee of the Whole. Applications are then reviewed by the Mayor, Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee Chair, and Civil Rights Staff for recommendation to the full City Council.

Additional Information:

Monthly meetings generally take place on the third Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm in Room 241 of City Hall. Hearings and Reviews are conducted in the evening and on weekends. Commission members are compensated $35.00 per monthly meeting and each date they participate in hearings. Attorneys receive $50.00 per hearing, in which they are the presiding commissioner. The commission has 21 members appointed by the Mayor and Council in staggered years (year 1: Mayor appoints three, Council appoints four; year 2: Mayor appoints four, Council appoints three; year 3: Mayor appoints seven). A minimum of six and a maximum of eight members must be lawyers.

If you need this material in an alternative format please call Lance Knuckles at (612) 673-2919 or email Lance.Knuckles@minneapolismn.gov  Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.

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Last updated Mar. 13, 2014