Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services and education and full participation in the affairs of the community by assisting the State Department of Human Rights and implementing the Minnesota State Act Against Discrimination (M.S. 363) and by advising the Council on long-range programs to improve community relations in the City.

The HRC meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Library meeting room.  There are nine members on this Commission.  Members serve three year terms.  Regular meeting dates are subject to change due to holidays, special circumstances, and/or elections.  If unsure about a meeting date or time, please contact the City Administrator’s office at 507-934-0663 or by e-mail at

The City Council serves as the Human Rights Commission.

City Council advisory board and commission members are recommended by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council.  Vacancies occur most frequently at the end of the year, however vacancies do occur throughout the year as well.  If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this or any other advisory board or commission, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 934-0663 or for an application card.  Members must live within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter.


The Saint Peter Human Rights Network Belief Statement:  “Hate, violence and prejudice are unacceptable in our community.  We are a community open to all persons of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities and national origins, striving to understand and empower one another.”