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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


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, January 28, 6 p.m. 
Location: TBD


2018 Human Relations Commission Meeting Dates

Jan. 17, 2018 - Special meeting  
Jan. 22  2018 - Regular Meeting 1-22-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Feb. 26, 2018 - Regular Meeting 2-26-18 HRC Agenda pdf
March 19, 2018 - Regular Meeting 3-19-18 HRC Agenda pdf
April 5, 2018 - Special Meeting 4-5-18 HRC Agenda pdf
April 16, 2018 - Regular Meeting 4-16-18 HRC Agenda pdf
May 7, 2018 - Special Meeting 5-7-18 Arts Commission-HRC Agenda pdf
May 21, 2018 - Regular Meeting 5-21-18 HRC Agenda pdf
June 18, 2018 - Regular Meeting 6-18-18 HRC Agenda pdf
June 21, 2018 HRC Annual Retreat 6-21-18 HRC Agenda pdf
July 16, 2018 - Regular Meeting 7-16-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Aug. 20, 2018 - Regular Meeting 8-20-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Sept. 17, 2018 - Regular Meeting 9-17-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Oct. 15, 2018 - Regular Meeting 10-15-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Nov. 26, 2018 - Regular Meeting 11-26-18 HRC Agenda pdf
Dec. 10, 2018 - Regular Meeting 12-10-18 HRC Agenda pdf


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