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Human Relations Commission

The function of the Human Relations Commission is to foster mutual respect and understanding and to create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of amicable relations among all members of the Boulder community.

The Human Relations Commission strives to:

  • Celebrate and encourage understanding of the diversity of the city's population;
  • Encourage education programs with the potential to change ideas and attitudes;
  • Conduct research to define key issues in the community in order to suggest appropriate changes to ordinances and policies; and
  • Enforce the City of Boulder's Human Rights Ordinance that prohibits discrimination by serving as a quasi-judicial hearing board for human rights ordinance cases.

Bias Motivated Crime Sentence Enhancements

Reflecting community feedback, including but not limited to, the Community Perceptions Assessment, Human Relations Commission public hearings, and comments shared with City Council, the City Attorney’s Office has finalized language for an ordinance addressing sentence enhancements for bias motivated crimes. A summary of key points as well as the full ordinance text may be found here:

Bias Motivated Crime Sentence Enhancements - Proposed Language pdf.

​First reading of this ordinance was held by City Council on Aug. 6, 2019. Council public hearing was held on Aug. 27, 2019.

The Human Relations Commission generally meets the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway.

The next meeting will be held virtually. The link to attend will be posted the morning of the meeting here.

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OR Dial in: +1 346 248 7799

The Human Relations Commission consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.

Human Relations Commission Members


Jean Hilaire Rejouis 

[email protected]   2020-2025
Lindsey Loberg, Chair 
(they, them, theirs)
[email protected] 414-687-6671 2017-2019
Art Figel, Deputy Chairperson
(he, him, his)
[email protected] 303-541-9748 2017-2022

Sharon Simmons (with assistance
from Gracie, her service dog)
(she, her, hers)

[email protected] 720-361-3373 2018-2023
Stanley Deetz
(they, them, theirs)
[email protected] 303-499-4120 2018-2021

Human Relations Commission Meetings

Regular Meetings occur the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Location: 1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 - Municipal Building, 2nd Floor


2020 Human Relations Commission Meeting Dates

Jan. 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting 01-29-20 HRC Agenda pdf
Feb. 24, 2020 - Regular Meeting 02-24-20 HRC Agenda pdf
March 16, 2020 - Regular Meeting CANCELLED
April 20, 2020 - Regular Meeting  CANCELLED
May 18, 2020 - Regular Meeting CANCELLED
June 29, 2020 - Virtual Meeting 06.29.20 HRC/HAB Agenda pdf
July 20, 2020 - (Retreat) CANCELLED
Aug. 04, 2020 -  (Retreat) Virtual 08-04-20 HRC Retreat Agenda pdf
Aug. 17, 2020 (Continuation of the retreat) Virtual Meeting 08-17-20 HRC Agenda pdf
Aug. 24, 2020 - Virtual Meeting 08-24-20 HRC Agenda pdf
Sept. 21, 2020 09-21-20 HRC Agenda pdf
Oct. 19, 2020


Nov. 16, 2020  
Dec. , 2020