The City of Boulder welcomes your feedback. Use our Inquire Boulder customer service tool to tell us what’s on your mind.

  • Boulder Boards and Commissions
  • City Clerk's Office
  • City Council
  • Central Records Archive

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.

Commission Reports

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.

Join the meeting: 

Meeting ID: 4   Password: 

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

Christine Y. Chen (she/her/hers)  [email protected]   2021-2026
Jean Hilaire Rejouis  [email protected]   2020-2025
Lindsey Loberg, Chair 
(they, them, theirs)
[email protected] 414-687-6671 2017-2024

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

[email protected] 720-361-3373 2018-2023
Art Figel, Deputy Chairperson
(he, him, his)
[email protected] 303-541-9748 2017-2022

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 - Penfield Tate II Municipal Building, 2nd Floor


2020 Human Relations Commission Meeting Dates

Dec, 14, 2020 - Virtual Regular Meeting 12-14-20 HRC Agenda pdf
Jan. 25, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting 1-25-21 HRC Agenda pdf
Feb. 22, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting 2-22-21 HRC Agenda pdf
March 15, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting 3-15-21 HRC Agenda pdf
April 19, 2021 - 1HR DELAY Virtual Regular Meeting  4-19-21 HRC Agenda pdf
May 17, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting  
June 21, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting  
July 19, 2021 - Virtual (Retreat)  
Aug. 16, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting  
Sept. 20, 2021 - Virtual Regual Meeting  
Oct. 18, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting  
Nov.15, 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting  
Dec. 2021 - Virtual Regular Meeting