Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR)

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) implements the City’s Civil Rights policies through public information and education as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The primary objective of the Commission is to promote the civil rights of the people of Minneapolis.


Seats 1 - 7: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.

*Seat 1 is for an active-licensed attorney

Deadline: Applications will be received until November 30, 2020.

Requirements for Applicants

Requirements for Attorney Applicants

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).
Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

Please indicate in your application whether you are applying as an attorney or non-attorney member of the Commission.  You may apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Please contact the Commission Liaison or the City Clerk’s office regarding the application process or to learn more about the Commission on Civil Rights:

Commission Liaison: Kaela McConnon, 612-673-2615
City Clerk's Office: Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Selection Process

When appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk’s Office.  A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Civil Rights Commission, and Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary.  Selected applicants will be forwarded to the full City Council and Mayor for approval.

Additional Information

The Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Minneapolis City Hall Room 241, unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar.

The Commission is comprised of 21 Minneapolis residents, unless waived.  Commissioners have two main functions:

First, the Commission’s advocacy function is to act as liaisons between the members of their ward and the Department of Civil Rights.  In this capacity, Commissioners are encouraged to educate the community about their civil rights and advocate on behalf of their communities to the Department of Civil Rights regarding current civil rights concerns. 

Second, the Commission’s adjudicative function is to serve on review panels and hearing committees.  A review panel is comprised of three (3) Commissioners, two (2) of which are active-licensed attorneys.  The panel reviews appealed determinations issued by the director through the Complaint Investigations Division (Division) on discrimination cases.  A hearing committee is the trier of fact over cases that have not come to conclusion via the conciliation process. A hearing committee consists of three (3) active licensed attorneys, who may be members or non-members of the Commission.  

The Commission's purpose

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or email at Open appointments.  Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.


Last updated Nov 4, 2020



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