Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Mission Statement

To issue fair and impartial decisions that promote transparency and garner public trust

Vision Statement

To be the leading Civil Rights agency at the forefront of establishing civil rights protections for the City of Minneapolis

Values Statement

The Complaint Investigations Division will conduct FAIR investigations to promote our values of fellowship, advancement, integrity, and respect to remedy and deter acts of discrimination


Fellowship - Promote fellowship with legal and diverse regional communities, to cultivate partnerships that promote the ideals of equity, equality, and justice


Advancement - We enforce the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance with a commitment to advancing the public interest of civil rights


Integrity – We hold our ourselves accountable to a high ethical code, ensuring the integrity of the Division’s/Department’s administrative process


Respect – We respect all parties and community partners by maintaining a work environment of professionalism and civility


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Last updated Feb 10, 2015