The mission of the Austin Human Rights Commission is to cultivate a just and inclusive community where diversity is valued and human rights are respected.
Who Are We
We are citizens of Austin who live within the city limits and are appointed by the Mayor to uphold the rights of every individual in our community, regardless of:
- Religious Affiliation
- Sexual Orientation
- Physical or Mental Ability
- Economic Status
The law states that people cannot be treated differently because of personal characteristics. The Human Rights Commission is available to respond to inquiries made by letter or in person. For more information call 507-437-9940 City Administration Building.
Applications Now Available
The Austin Human Rights Commission is seeking applicants to serve on the commission. The Human Rights Commission consists of nine members whose purpose is to act informally to eliminate unfair discriminatory practices that are contrary to the public policies of the State of Minnesota. A term on the Human Rights Commission is three years, and we meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm and for special meetings as called.
Download the application by clicking HERE