Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission
Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Overview and Functions
The commission currently has ten members. The scope, duties and functions of the commission are to:
- Encourage full participation in the affairs of the City and advise the City Council on programs and efforts that could improve civic engagement and community relations and human rights.
- Advise the City Council regarding the effective and meaningful involvement of Roseville residents in their local government.
- Propose programs, events, and projects to increase understanding, engagement, and inclusion with the work of the City.
Commission Duties and Functions
Evaluate the City’s outreach efforts, policies, activities, and engagement opportunities to ensure the best and the most equitable practices are being used to engage residents and businesses with the work of the City.
- Review policies and actions taken by the City that may inhibit full inclusion for those of diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.
- Understand the demographics of the community.
- Review opportunities to collaborate with other city commissions, neighborhood, community, educational, business, and social services groups and organizations, identifying ways to encourage mutual understanding among citizens and bring the community together.
- Have an awareness of human rights related matters in the community and assist the City Council in identifying opportunities to address those matters.
- Advise the City Council with respect to providing for equitable opportunity through the City’s policies and actions.
- Review and recommend ways to improve the City’s interactions with residents, businesses, and community and neighborhood organizations through:
- Communication efforts to facilitate effective two-way communication whenever possible.
- Public participation processes, to identify under-represented groups, to remove any barriers and to engage and promote increased participation, including with the community’s various visioning efforts.
- Recommend strategies for actively promoting and encouraging effective and meaningful volunteerism and service with the City including task forces, commissions and other participatory civic activities.
- Serve as subject matter experts with regard to community engagement in local government. Explore and recommend to the City Council innovative ideas, including the latest trends, technologies, tools and methods.
- Education programs and community dialogues to assist in creating equitable opportunity and eliminating discrimination.
- Events or projects that promote connections in the community
- Events or programs that engage residents and businesses with their city government, facilitating community feedback.
|Commission Members||Contact Information|
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- Elizabeth Hansel
- Rebecca Olson, Assistant City Manager
Agendas & Minutes
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In April 2017, the City Council combined the Human Rights Commission and the Community Engagement Commission. Agendas, Meeting Packets and Minutes of those commissions are available at:
The Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., barring conflicts with holidays.
Most meetings are shown live on Roseville Cable Channel 16. You can also view webstreamed meetings:
Each year the Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission sponsors an essay contest for student in sixth, seventh or eighth grade who live in or attend school in the Roseville Area School District, including home schooled students.
The 2017/18 question, entry form and rules are available at 2017/18 Essay Contest. The deadline to submit the 2017/18 essay contest is January 30, 2018.
2017 WinnersFirst Place: Seigenn ThaoSecond Place: Ellie LongThird Place (tie): Emily LaPierreThird Place (tie): Alicia HopperHonorable Mention: David VinczeHonorable Mention: Nina de los Reyes