Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission

Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers


The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters of human rights, inclusion and engagement. The commission has nine members. The scope, duties and functions of the commission are to:
  • Evaluate – The commission shall review and evaluate on an ongoing basis 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.
  • Advise – The commission shall advise the city council on strategies to improve outreach and communication and increase engagement, equity and inclusiveness in the City’s efforts to foster a sense of community with residents and businesses.
  • Engage – the commission may engage residents and businesses through city council-approved programs, events and projects that support the commission’s purpose.
Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission Duties and Functions

Filing a Human Rights Complaint

If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination or a human rights violation, you should contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. You can either call their office, visit the office in person, or fill out the form online.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Phone: 651-539-1100
TTY: 651-296-1283
Toll Free: 800-657-3704

It is not the role of the Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission to investigate claims of discrimination or human rights violations. Rather, the Commission provides leadership in the community in prevention of bias and hate crimes through education, collaborative community action and policy and program advice to the City Council.
Commission Members                                                                                       Contact Information
Cat Beltmann, Chair
Monica Bolinger
Etienne Djevi
John Eichenlaub
Michelle Manke 612-418-4565
Lauren Peterson
James Reyerson 612-750-4042
Contact Entire Commission Contact Form

Youth Commissioner

  • Elizabeth Hansel
  • Acer Iverson

Staff Liason

  • Rebecca Olson, Assistant City Manager
  • 651-792-7446
  • Email

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas (select date)
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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:

Meeting Information

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:
Please note that all meetings are best viewed using Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) browsers. Internet Explorer is not recommended and may lead to viewing difficulties.

Current Projects

The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission is sponsoring its annual Essay Competition for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who live in or attend school in the Roseville area. The HRIEC sponsors this contest to promote understanding of the principles of justice, equality and mutual respect among middle school students in the Roseville area.

Community Recipe Book

The HRIEC invites residents to share a favorite recipe for inclusion in a community recipe book. Submit up to three recipes. Deadline to submit a recipe is July 31, 2018.

2017-18 Essay Contest

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. 

2017-18 Essay Question

  • Disparities such as racism, sexism and ageism – among others – are still occurring today. Define and discuss one disparity and explain what you think the underlying cause is. What can be done to address it? Include personal and/or sourced examples.

2017-18 Essay Contest Winners