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 and two youth 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 believe you have been the victim of discrimination or a human rights violation, you are encouraged to 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

The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission does not 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
Keith Allen
Cat Beltmann, Chair
Monica Bolinger
Etienne Djevi
Ahmed Hassan
Richard James
Grace Lee
Kathryn Macomber 417-319-1231
Lauren Peterson
Contact Entire Commission Contact Form

Youth Commissioner

  • Vacancy

Staff Liason

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

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas (select date)
Meeting Minutes (select minutes icon)
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.

Essay Contest

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

2019-2020 Essay Question

  • Social media and the Internet have a growing presence in our lives. Discuss the role social media has on our communities and what role it plays among you and your friends. How can social media be used to divide our community? How can social media be used to help our community be more inclusive and engaging for all residents?

Essay Contest Question and Entry Form

Entry form Fillable PDF

2018-19 Essay Contest Winners