Human Rights Commission


Second Thursday of each month
6 p.m.

City Hall
Second Floor Training Room
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

      Member   Term Expiration Contact
      Angelica Martina Dietz Secretary 12/31/2020 507-301-2069
      Larry Fowler   12/31/2020 507-645-6930
      Rigoberto Lazaro   12/31/2020 507-321-1362
      Jill Watson    12/31/2021 507-663-1048
      Mar Valdecantos Chair 12/31/2021 507-645-9603
      Lucy Gonzalez Miron Voting Advisory Member  12/31/2019 952-649-1967
      Justin London Vice Chair 12/31/2019 507-581-3990
      Richard DeBeau        12/31/2019 507-721-3134
      Shafqat Iqbal   12/31/2019 612-281-4448
      Freweyni Kaleab   12/31/2021  
      Joan Hepburn Voting Advisory Member  12/31/2019  
      Enrique Reyes Dominquez Voting Advisory Member  12/31/2019  
      Lisa Moore  Voting Advisory Member  12/31/2019  
      Issac Riggins (Voting) Youth Representative    
      Keara Cooney Youth Representative    
      Hannah Ringlien Youth Representative    
      Chloe Thomas-Green Youth Representative    
      Tom Baraniak School Board Representative 
(non voting)
      Clarice Grabau City Council Liaison (non-voting)   612-281-2449
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 a three 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 are available online or at:
City Hall, City Clerk
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

 Human Rights Award                          
Congratulations to the Community Action Center for being selected for the 2019 Human Rights Award.
MLK 2019 CAC award winner Pictured: (left to right) Scott Wopata - CAC Director, Mary Wood - founder of CAC and first director, Carol Gegenbach - former member of CAC board,  Jim Blaha - previous director of CAC.