Human Rights Commission (HRC)

Current Commissioners

  • Kyle Scott, Chair,
    May 2022
  • Chris Mitchell,
    May 2021
  • Jonathan Burris,
    May 2022
  • Thomas Huling,
    May 2022
  • Teresa Martin,
    May 2023
  • Leah Persky,
    May 2021
  • Teresa Sit,
    May 2022
  • Naamah Murphy, Student,
    May 2021
  • Destiny Nathan, Student,
    May 2021

Staff Liaison

  • Kirsten Santelices, Human Resources Director

Advises, recommends, and assists Council in matters of human rights. The mission of the Golden Valley HRC is to help promote and nourish a safe, respectful, and welcoming community. Members: Seven regular and two student. Term: Three-year staggered (one-year for students).

HRC Meeting Day & Time

  • When: 6:30 pm, fourth Tuesday of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • Where: City Hall Council Conference Room, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)

HRC meetings will be canceled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meeting instructions will be available here when the agenda is posted. To monitor the meeting on Webex, call +1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 177-464-0112.

For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or

If you incur costs calling in to the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.

Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

Minutes & Agendas

Minutes and agendas are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next HRC meeting.

2021 Meetings

HRC Community Outreach

is a program that builds awareness and facilitates dialogue within the community about human rights and social justice issues.

Meeting Archive

View past years' HRC Agendas and HRC Minutes in the City's online document center.