Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) Vacancy
The Civil Rights Commission was created for the purpose of carrying forward policies of the city to promote civil rights. The ordinance states this shall be done by seeking to prevent and eliminate discrimination; conduct public meetings and forums; conduct programs of research and study; and advise the City’s elected officials and departments of matters relating to the commission.
.Deadline: Open until filled.
There are currently 2 attorney vacancies. We are only seeking active licensed attorneys for these openings.
- Seat 11: Mayoral appointment for a 1-year term beginning Jan 1, 2018, and ending Dec 31, 2018..
- Seat 19: Mayoral appointment for a 2-year term beginning Jan 1, 2018, and ending Dec 31, 2019.
- Applicants must be residents in the City of Minneapolis.
Applicants must be active attorneys and licensed within the State of Minnesota or any other U.S. territory.*
- Applicants should be well versed in civil rights law.
- Applicants must favor the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.
- Applicants may not be currently employed with the City of Minneapolis.
- Applicants should have the ability to read, apply logic, and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures.
- Applicants should have excellent writing skills.
- Applicants should be willing to engage in community outreach events with the public.
- Applicants should have a strong commitment to community service.
*Non-active licensed attorneys may apply; however, if selected you will not be categorized as an attorney commissioner.
Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
When the appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk's Office. A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, and Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary. Selected applicants will be forwarded to the full City Council for approval.
Please contact the Commission Liaison or the City Clerk's office regarding the application process or to learn more about the Commission on Civil Rights:
Commission Liaison: Taylor Edward Crouch-Dodson, 612-673-2091, [email protected]
City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216, [email protected]
The Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. In Minneapolis City Hall Room 241, unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar.
The Commission is comprised of 21 Minneapolis residents. Commissioners have two main functions:
First, The Commission's advocacy function as a Commissioner is to act as a liaison between the public and the Department of Civil Rights. In this capacity, Commissioners are encouraged to educate the community about their civil rights and advocate on behalf of their communities to the Department of Civil Rights regarding current civil rights concerns.
Second, the adjudicative function as a Commissioner is to serve on a review committee or a hearing committee. A review committee decides appeals of determinations issued by the director through the Complaint Investigations Division (Division). Review committees consist of three (3) Commissioners, two (2) of which must be active licensed attorneys. A hearing committee is the trier of fact over cases that have not come to conclusion via the conciliation process. A hearing committee consists of three (3) active licensed attorneys, whom can be members or non-members of the commission.
The Commission's purpose is:
- To provide leadership in the areas of civil rights.
- To encourage and educate the public in the promotion of civil rights.
- To ensure that each Commissioner is kept up to date on the latest developments in the law and on community issues.
- To identify issues of principle concern to members of the community in the area of civil rights and set priorities and objectives.
- To develop a productive rapport with members of the City Council and Mayor's office.
- To advise the Mayor, City Council, and City agencies and departments with respect to Civil Right matters.
- To conduct research and studies to best carry out the objectives of the Civil Rights Ordinance.
- To enforce the Civil Rights Ordinance through education, conciliation, mediation and adjudication.
If you need this material in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or email [email protected].
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Last updated Apr 24, 2018