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Human Rights Commission

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First place winner Liang Sorman

2020 "Community of Many Colors" winning poster by Liang Sorman from Island Lake Elementary.

This commission advises and aids the City of Shoreview by establishing and promoting a community standard of equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination. We envision a community where all people are welcomed, valued, and respected; where each person feels at home.

The HRC's responsibilities include:

  • Developing educational programs and increasing awareness
  • Coordinating efforts with neighboring human rights commissions
  • Advising and recommending items related to human relations and civil rights problems
  • Providing direction and support to people or organizations on:
    • Civil and human rights
    • Identifying responsibilities to bridge cultural and other differences


    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm


    • Ben Schwanke, co-chair
    • Richard Bokovoy, co-chair
    • Elaine Carnahan
    • Katy Gibbs
    • Mary Johnson
    • Gene Nichols
    • Ashley Patel
    • Lisa Wedell Ueki
    • Julie B. Williams
    • Nora Anderson, student representative
    • Claudia Seyfarth, student representative
    • Vibhaa Venkat, student representative

    Staff contact

    Renee Eisenbeisz, assistant to the city manager
    651-490-4613Email Renee

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