Human Relations Commission

Agenda  folder Minutes

** The Human Relations Commission Ordinance is currently under review by the City, and all future meetings have been placed on hold at this time **

The purpose of the Human Relations Commission is 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

7

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

At least three 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.

MEETING  

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 2-4 p.m. in the West Conference Room of the City/School Administration building.

MEMBERSHIP

Seth Malott - Business Representative - Term Expires - October 2018
Vacant - Term Expires - October 2018 
Vacant - Term Expires - October 2018
Jaqueline Gerry - Term Expires - October 2019
Vacant - Term Expires - October 2019
Shad Storm - Business Representative - Term Expires - October 2020
Merton Tice - Business Representative - Term Expires - October 2020

* Indicates second term

CITY LIAISON

City Attorney's Office
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4140
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_fzh4tDHyg

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ordinance 2.64 RCMC 
pdf About the Human Relations Commission (618 KB)

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