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Civil Rights Commission

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public  information and education as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The primary objective of the Commission is to promote and protect the civil rights of the people of Minneapolis. 

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Established Date:
Dec 20, 1975
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
21
Positions Occupied:
17
Vacant Positions:
4
Membership Description:
The Commission consists of 21 members known to favor the principles of equity, nondiscrimination and the objectives of the Commission. A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 must be lawyers. 
Term Limit:
NA
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident.
Compensation:
$35 per monthly meeting and $50 per hour after 4 hours in a hearing
Selection Procedure:
Applications are reviewed by the Mayor and Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights, & Engagement Committee for consideration and then recommended to the full City Council. Mayor appoints 14 and Council appoints 7 members.
Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor Attorney
2 Andrew Crowder Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor Attorney
3 McKenzie May Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor
4 Jeffrey Cobia Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor Attorney
5 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor
6 Kenneth Rance Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor
7 Paul Hurckman Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2023 Mayor
8 Cassandra Shepherd Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Council Attorney
9 Ashley Gold Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Council
10 Bob Fine Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor Attorney
11 Blythe Davis Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor
12 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Council Attorney
13 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor
14 Amy Bergquist Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2021 Council Attorney
15 Bennett Hartz Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Council Attorney
16 Cindy Lord Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Council
17 David Farrar Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
18 Cindy Devonish Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Council
19 Mark Stignani Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
20 Victoria Fok Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
21 Janelle L Shoemake Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
Meeting Schedule:
The Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Members generally also serve on sub-committees and may serve on panels that hear complaints of citizens who allege violations of their civil rights.
Location:
Room 241, City Hall
Address:
350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Title 7 Civil Rights, Chapter 141. - Administration and Enforcement (2017-078)
Bylaws:
This link open a new window Civil Rights Commission Bylaws
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Dec 8, 2017
Contact Information
Department:
Civil Rights Department
Phone:
{{'6126733012' | telePhone}}
Subcommittees
Subcommittee Name Description Meetings Calendar
Civil Rights Commission Community Engagement & Research Subcommittee Facilitates community engagement with the public and conducts research on civil rights issues and policies. CER creates and manages the Commission’s public image; educates the public on the work of the Commission, civil rights protections, and the complaint filing process with the Department of Civil Rights. CER manages the Commission’s social media accounts, updates education and publicity materials and conducts research on contemporary civil rights issues facing the City of Minneapolis. This committee also hosts public forums with the Minneapolis Community and develops policy recommendations for stakeholders regarding civil rights issues. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar
Civil Rights Commission Executive Committee The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights Executive Committee consists of the officers of the Commission and the Chair of each Committee. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar
Civil Rights Commission Standards & Procedures Subcommittee The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights Standards & Procedures Committee monitors and revises internal, and external, rules and procedures of the Commission. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar
Civil Rights Commission Workforce & Contract Compliance Subcommittee The Workforce & Contract Compliance committee engages the public, conducts research and issues policy recommendations on civil rights issues related to employment, contracts and grant-making processes with the City of Minneapolis. WCC also works with the Contract Compliance division of the Department of Civil Rights on policy and review panels. This committee also encourages minority and women-owned businesses ro contract with the City of Minneapolis. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar