The purpose of the Winona Human Rights Commission is to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education, and full participation in the affairs of this community. The commission will do this by assisting the state department of human rights in implementing the Minnesota Human Rights Act and by advising the City Council on long-range programs to improve community relations in the City.
Human Rights are what traditionally have been called Civil Rights. Human Rights are not the same as Human Services or Social Services. Human Rights Commissions are not social service organizations.
The following grid outlines the protected classes and the areas of protection.
If you have experienced discrimination on the basis of a protected class, please complete the Winona Human Rights Commission Complaint Report.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Human Rights Commission consists of 11 members who serve three year terms, and are appointed by City Council, The commission is overseen by City Clerk, Monica Hennessy Mohan; email City Clerk's Office .
Active interest in securing human rights.