Human Rights Commission

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The Human Rights Commission enforces local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws. It also works to prevent and eliminate discrimination in our community. The following are the protected classes: race, color, religion, creed, sex, nation origin, age, marital status (in credit), families with children (in housing), mental or physical disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and gender identity. The areas covered are employment, housing, public accommodations, education or credit.
Click here to be directed to the Human Rights Department website.

Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees, Civil Service Commission, Human Rights Commission, Library Board of Trustees, and Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Vacancies: 4
Number of Members:
3 Years
1st Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 405 6th Street
Membership:  Must be broadly representative of the community at large including groups and classes protected by Chapter 4.04 of the Municipal Code.
Members: Julie Berens, Kendra Bergenske, Mary Day, Charlotte Gorter, Chris Jensen, Richard Moore, Billy Oyadare, Donald Scarlett, Robert Stewart, Steele Welcher, and Tracy Winters
 Annual Report:  FY 2019 Annual Report


Click on the link below to complete an application, you will need a newer version of Adobe Reader to finish and email the application. We recommend you print or save a copy of your completed application before clicking the ‘SUBMIT’ button. When your application is received you will get an email reply from the City Boards and Commission inbox confirming receipt. If you have trouble completing your application please call 712-279-6313 or 712-279-6310 for assistance. The City Clerk’s Office accepts applications emailed in PDF format, mailed to P.O. Box 447, or delivered in person to 405 6th Street. Thank you!