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:

Racial Equity and Inclusion

To learn more about the City of Roseville's ongoing work on Racial Equity and Inclusion visit the city's Racial Equity and Inclusion webpage.
  • 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

Victims of Discrimination or Human Rights Violation: Filing a Human Rights Complaint

Your human rights are important to protect and defend! 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. If you need any assistance connecting with these resources, you may contact Assistant City Manager Rebecca Olson at 651-792-7446.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Phone: 651-539-1100
TTY: 651-296-1283
Toll Free: 800-657-3704

While the Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission does not itself investigate or resolve individual claims of discrimination or human rights violations, 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.

Do not hesitate to contact Assistant City Manager Rebecca Olson at the City of Roseville, or use the online form to contact the members of the commission. The online form may also be used to suggest issues and topics related to human rights, inclusion, or community engagement for the commission to research and recommend programs or policies to the City Council.
Commission Members                                                                                       Contact Information
Keith Allen
Cat Beltmann, Chair
Monica Bolinger
Etienne Djevi
Ahmed Hassan
Richard James
Grace Lee 763-300-0609
Kathryn Macomber 417-319-1231
Lauren Peterson
Contact Entire Commission Contact Form

Youth Commissioner

  • Beverly Yiling Xie

Staff Liason

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

Agendas & Minutes

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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.

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

2019-20 Essay Contest Winners

Sixth Grade  
Seventh Grade Dual Language Immersion Program
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade