Commission on Civil Rights Vacancies

The Commission on Civil Rights 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: To receive application will be Thursday, October 5, 2017.


There are currently (17) vacancies.


Minneapolis residency is required.

References provided. References will be checked.

All commission members must:

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

Attorneys (presiding attorneys) must:

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

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

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Staff Contact for Commission: Taylor Edward Crouch-Dodson 612-673-2091, [email protected]

City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216, [email protected]

Selection Process

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

Additional Information

Commission meetings are held at the City Hall Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Room at 6:00 pm unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar. 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.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.  

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.


Last updated Sep 25, 2017



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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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