Human Relations Commission

Agenda  folder Minutes

To safeguard equal opportunities of all citizens of Rapid City by resolving conflict, settling complaints of discrimination and promoting cooperation within the community.

Number of Members  


Special Qualifications

At least three (3) members shall be experienced in or have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge, and experience in the management or operations of a business enterprise. Due regard is given to the demographic diversity of Rapid City and the representation of minorities and women on the Commission.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement 

Members must be a legal resident of Rapid City.

Summary of Duties

City of Rapid City is committed to improving the quality of life for all of its residents by encouraging fair treatment and promoting mutual understanding and respect. In order to further this goal, the Rapid City Human Relations Commission (RCHRC) was established by Municipal Ordinance No. 5377 and is authorized by the ordinance and state law to investigate any discriminatory acts or practices within the city limits.

Rapid City Human Relations Commission investigates and mediates discrimination complaints in:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Public Services
  • Public Accommodations

Persons believing they've been treated unfairly in Rapid City because of their race, sex, disability, national origin, religion or familial status may contact the Commission for assistance at (605) 394-4140.


First Thursday of every month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the west conference room of the City/School Administration building, 300 Sixth Street.   

Human Relations Commission Members
Jamie Al-Haj - Term Expires - October 2018
Lin Jennewein - Term Expires - October 2018
Melbert Siyo - Term Expires - October 2018
Jaqueline Gerry - Term Expires - October 2019
Diane Cleveland - Term Expires - October 2019
Shad Storm - Term Expires - October 2020
Merton Tice - Term Expires - October 2020


City Council Liaison:
Laura Armstrong

Ordinance 2.64 RCMC
pdf About the Human Relations Commission (1.01 MB)

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