Human Rights Commission

  • 7:00 P.M.
  • Second Thursday of each month 
  • Council Chambers - City Hall
    801 Washington St.
    Northfield, MN 5505

Important Documents


Member   Term Expiration Contact
Angelica Martina Dietz   12/31/2017 507-301-2069
Eve Webster   12/31/2017 507-645-5412
Vacant   12/31/2017  
Corinne Smith Secretary 12/31/2018 507-663-1048
Mar Valdecantos Vice Chair 12/31/2018 507-645-9603
Lucy Gonzalez Miron   12/31/2018 952-649-1967
Justin London   12/31/2019 507-581-3990
Richard DeBeau       Chair 12/31/2019 507-721-3134
Vacant   12/31/2019  
Kajsa Johnson (voting) Youth Rep    
Issac Riggins Youth Rep    
Siri Hoff Youth Rep    
Irvin Corona Youth Rep    
Keara Cooney Youth Rep    
Agendas & Minutes
 City Meeting Archives

The City Meeting Archives contain PDF's of agenda packets, minutes, and resolutions.


Special meetings are occasionally called.

The City of Northfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) seeks to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education. The commission works to ensure full citizen participation in this community 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 of Northfield. View a copy of the Human Rights Commission bylaws.

Human Rights FAQ's
If you have questions and/or need help, please refer to this Frequently Asked Questions document.

Application & Membership Requirements

The commission consists of nine members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. There is no term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in equal rights for all citizens of Northfield, along with willingness to serve and background.

Applications for the HRC are available for download or by contacting the city clerk at:
City Hall
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Email Deb Little

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 Human Rights Award                          

The 2017 Human Rights Award was presented to Father Dennis Dempsey, Church of St. Dominic, in recognition of his constant dedication to being a passionate advocate and champion for all people, especially immigrants in the community.  With this award, the Human Rights Commission also recognizes and appreciates the dedication of many other people and organizations that are working in numerous ways to support our immigrant communities.