Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) Vacancies

The Civil Rights Commission was created to carry forward policies of the city to promote civil rights. The ordinance states this shall be done by seeking to prevent and eliminate discrimination; conduct public meetings and forums; conduct programs of research and study; and advise the City’s elected officials and departments of matters relating to the commission.

The Civil Rights Commission currently has ten vacancies to fill, of which one (1) may be an active-licensed attorney member. 

Deadline: To receive applications will be Friday, November 1, 2019.


Requirements for Applicants:

Requirements for Attorney Applicants:

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

Please indicate in your application whether you are applying as an attorney or non-attorney member of the Commission.  You may 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.

Selection Process

When appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk’s Office.  A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Civil Rights Commission, and Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary.  Selected applicants will be forwarded to the full City Council and Mayor for approval.


Please contact the Commission Liaison or the City Clerk’s office regarding the application process or to learn more about the Commission on Civil Rights:

Commission Liaison: Nora Radtke
Phone: 612-673-2615

Email: [email protected]

City Clerk’s Office
Phone: 612-673-2216
[email protected]

Additional Information

The Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Minneapolis City Hall Room 241, unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar.

The Commission is comprised of 21 Minneapolis residents, unless waived. Commissioners have two main functions:

First, the Commission’s advocacy function is to act as liaisons between the members of their ward and the Department of Civil Rights. In this capacity, Commissioners are encouraged to educate the community about their civil rights and advocate on behalf of their communities to the Department of Civil Rights regarding current civil rights concerns.

Second, the Commission’s adjudicative function is to serve on review panels and hearing committees. A review panel is comprised of three (3) Commissioners, two (2) of which are active-licensed attorneys.  The panel reviews appealed determinations issued by the director through the Complaint Investigations Division (Division) on discrimination cases.  A hearing committee is the trier of fact over cases that have not come to conclusion via the conciliation process. A hearing committee consists of three (3) active licensed attorneys, who may be members or non-members of the Commission.

The Commission's purpose is:

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Last updated Oct 28, 2019



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