Human Rights Commission

The Fairmont Human Rights Commission is a seven member panel, set up in 1998 by city ordinance, which typically meets the third Thursday at 5:30 pm in the City Hall second floor conference room (contact Fairmont City Hall at (507) 238-9461 regarding the meeting schedule) . Members serve a three year term and are responsible for:

  • advising the City Council regarding civil rights and human rights issues and policies
  • developing programs of formal and informal education and conflict resolution
  • coordinating efforts with neighboring Human Rights Commissions
  • making recommendations to the City Council on adoption of specific policies or actions needed to provide for full equal opportunity in the community

Purpose

According to the Minnesota Human Rights Act, people shall have equal opportunity for the following: Employment ¦ Housing ¦ Public Accommodations ¦Public Services ¦ Education ¦ Credit

The Fairmont Human Rights Commission seeks to protect the rights of all persons regardless of, but not limited to: Age ¦ Race ¦ Color ¦ Creed ¦ Gender ¦ Religion ¦ Disability ¦ Family Status ¦ Marital Status ¦ National Orgin ¦ Sexual Orientation ¦ Status with Regard to Public Assistance

Contact Information & Links of Interest

The Fairmont Human Rights Commission offers to any person who feels discriminated against the opportunity for a confidential review of their concerns. The Commission will also advise individuals of options available to assist in resolving their concerns.

There is no cost for services provided by the Human Rights Commission.

If you feel you have a grievance or would like further information, contact:

Elizabeth Bloomquist, City Attorney
Fairmont City Offices
100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN  56031
(507) 238-3939

Police or Fire Emergency 911
Police (non-emergency) (507) 238-4481
First Call for Help® (800) 543-7709
Hospital Emergency Room (507) 238-8100
Martin County Express Bus (507) 235-3082
Salvation Army (507) 238-9797
Martin County Literacy Council/Community Education & Recreation (507) 238-3141
Martin County Library (507) 238-4207
MN Workforce Center (507) 235-5518
Public Defender (507) 235-8800
Martin County Human Services (507) 238-4757
Minnesota Valley Action Council (507) 238-1663
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
(this site has a number of links to different organizations and materials)
The Chicano Latino Affairs Council
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Teaching Tolerance (a project of The Southern Poverty Law Center)
League of Minnesota Human Rights Commission

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