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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.

Note: The HRC has allocated all 2019 funding for the Human Relations Fund. Please check back later in the year for information on 2020 funds. The HRC will still be accepting funding applications later in the year for Indigenous Peoples' Day and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. 

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

  • Staff Liaison:   Clay Fong at 303-441-3141
  • Board Secretary:   Marla Riley at 303-441-1911
The Human Relations Commission consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.

Human Relations Commission Members


Nikhil Mankekar, Chairperson
(he, him, his)

720-449-6520 2015-2020
Lindsey Loberg, Deputy Chairperson
(they, them, theirs)
[email protected] 414-687-6671 2017-2019
Art Figel
(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

Next Human Relations Commission Meetings

Next Regular Meeting Date: Monday, June 17, 6 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway, Boulder


2018 Human Relations Commission Meeting Dates

Jan. 28  2019 - Regular Meeting 01-28-19 HRC Agenda pdf
Feb. 25, 2019 - Regular Meeting 02-25-19 HRC Agenda pdf
March 25, 2019 Regular Meeting 03-25-19 HRC Agenda pdf
April 3, 2019 Special Event HRC Educational Tour of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting 04-15-19 HRC Agenda pdf
May 20, 2019 Regular Meeting 05-20-19 HRC Agenda pdf
June 17, 2019 Regular Meeting 06-17-19 HRC Agenda pdf
July 15, 2019 Regular Meeting  
Aug. 19, 2019 Regular Meeting  
Sept. 16, 2019 Regular Meeting  
Oct. 21, 2019 Regular Meeting  
Nov. 18, 2019 Regular Meeting  
Dec. 16, 2019 Regular Meeting  


05-20-19 HRC Agenda pdf