Human Rights Commission

The Owatonna Human Rights Commission believes that all people should have the same status in respect to civil rights, human rights, freedom of speech, property rights, and economics opportunity.  In addition, the commission believes in the value of inclusion and justice for all cultures and races. We welcome diversity and recognize the rights of all people to live their lives with dignity free from discrimination, fear, violence and hatred.

Mission:  Promoting cultural diversity by educating the community on issues of discrimination and advising the city council on human rights issues.  

  • Ethan Cords, Chairman
  • Fred Ventura, Vice Chairman
  • Ryan Gillespie, Secretary
  • Dave Emanuelson
  • Jim Gunderson
  • Jamie Vanoosbree
  • John Worden
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The next meeting agenda will be posted prior to the meeting date. Previous Agendas are available in the Agenda Center.  

Agenda - June 12, 2018 Human Rights Commission Meeting


Draft copy of the minutes from the last meeting:  Minutes - June 12, 2018 Meeting.   

Minutes from previous meetings are available in the Agenda Center.