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
  • Jim Gunderson, Vice Chairman
  • Ryan Gillespie, Secretary
  • Dave Emanuelson
  • Susie Effertz
  • Jamie Vanoosbree
  • John Worden
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Monthly meeting agendas are posted on this website in the Agenda Center.  Agendas for the next meting will post 3 days prior to the meeting date.  


Copy of minutes from the meetings are available in the Agenda Center on this website.