Human Rights Commission

Deadline for applications to serve on the Human Rights Commission was Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Thank you for your interest.
Applications will be reviewed by the nominating committee; selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview in early January 2017. Terms will begin with the February 2017 meeting; meeting dates and times TBD.
For more information, feel free to contact Melissa Hisel, Library Director/HRC Staff Liaison: email Melissa or call 303-661-1168.


Lafayette City Council created the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in 2016.  The HRC is committed to evaluating Lafayette City government, programs and processes with an inclusive lens, with a goal of fostering equity, social justice and freedom from fear of persecution based on race, religious belief, country of origin, sexual or gender identity, physical ability or age.

Job Description

The group will meet monthly and the group will:
  • Make recommendations to City Council on ways to improve inclusivity and diversity in the City of Lafayette
  • Facilitate community conversations on issues and/or occurrences of division and conflict in the City of Lafayette, and to make recommendations for ways to resolve and eliminate these
  • Research, study and make recommendations to City Council and staff regarding federal, state or local government actions that may have an effect on diversity and inclusiveness in the City of Lafayette.


  • Monthly; times, dates, and location TBD