Human Rights Commission

Overview

The purpose of the Winona Human Rights Commission is to secure for all citizens:

  • Equal opportunity in employment
  • Full participation in the affairs of the community
  • Housing
  • Public accommodations
  • Public services and education

This is done by assisting the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in implementing the Minnesota Human Rights Act and by advising the City Council on long-range programs to improve community relations to the City.

Meetings

  • 4:30 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of each month
  • Wenonah Room, 3rd Floor
  • City Hall
    207 Lafayette Street

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Human Rights Commission consists of 15 members who server three year terms, and are appointed by City Council, The commission is overseen by City Clerk, Monica Hennessy Mohan; email Monica Hennessy Mohan. Positions open September 16.

  • Linda Bedtka, Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority
    Term Expires: September 16, 2020
  • Fatima Said, Project Fine
    Term Expires: September 16, 2022
  • John Burdick
    Term Expires: September 16, 2022
  • Maurella Cunningham
    Term Expires: September 16, 2022
  • Jacob Grippen
    Term Expires: September 16, 2020
  • Fredrick Paul Lee
    Term Expires: September 16, 2020
  • Jocylyn Poehler
    Term Expires: September 16, 2021
  • Linda Sundby
    Term Expires: September 16, 2022
  • Owen Williams
    Term Expires: September 16, 2021
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: September 16, 2020
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: September 16, 2020
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: September 16, 2021
  • Vacant (County H.S.)
    Term Expires: September 16, 2021
  • Vacant
    Term Expires: September 16, 2021
  • Vacant (District Court)
    Term Expires: September 16, 2022

Membership Criteria

Active interest in securing human rights

Apply

Interested in joining commission? Apply now! Complete the 2020 Boards and Commissions Application (PDF) and email it to Monica Hennessy Mohan.

Reference

Winona City Code Section 22.22