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 establishing long-range programs to improve community relations in the City.
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) meets on an "as needed" basis and the City Council serves as the Human Rights Commission.
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."
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 an advisory board or commission, please contact the City Administrator's Office at 934-0663 or email the City Administrator for an application card. Members must live within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter.