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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.

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

NAME CONTACT INFORMATION PHONE APPOINTMENT DATES

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

Upcoming Meetings:

Next Regular Meeting Date: Monday, February 25, 6 p.m. 
Location: West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

 

2018 Human Relations Commission Meeting Dates

MEETING DATE AND TYPE AGENDA
Jan. 28  2019 - Regular Meeting 01-28-19 HRC Agenda pdf
Feb. 25, 2019 - Regular Meeting 02-25-19 HRC Agenda pdf
March 18, 2019 Regular Meeting  
April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting  
May 20, 2019 Regular Meeting  
June 17, 2019 Regular Meeting  
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