Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Welcome to the
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights   

The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:

Department Announcements

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Co-sponsors Roundtable on Best Practices for Women- and Minority-Owned Business and Workforce Inclusion
To collaborate and learn what partner organizations do to include women-owned and minority-owned businesses in purchasing and contracting choices, the Civil Rights Department co-sponsored a roundtable on best practices in business and workforce inclusion.
Roundtable participants discussed practical and aspirational best practices used by metro-area agencies that oversee business and workforce inclusion programs. Participants shared personal testimonies of successful strategies and identified the metro area’s most challenging barriers to inclusion.






2015 Urban Scholars Cohort Recognition Ceremony
Friday, August 14th
Minneapolis Convention Center


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Last updated Jul 28, 2015