The Human Rights and Diversity Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters of diversity, civil and human rights, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Commission has been involved in such important social issues as identifying needs of the immigrant population and finding solutions to “bullying” in local schools, and partners with other Eden Prairie entities to present community events throughout the year.
The Commission presents Human Rights Awards annually in four categories: youth, individual, non-profit group and business.
||Student Members (2019-2020 School Year)
||Winifred Halm De-Souza
|Gregory Leeper – Chair||Nicole Mayer
|Shahram Missaghi – Vice Chair
The City staff liaison for the Human Rights and Diversity Commission is Megan Yerks.
Act in an advisory capacity to the City on matters of diversity, civil and human rights, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Enlist the cooperation of agencies, organizations and individuals in the community to promote awareness and appreciation of diversity
- Review and investigate alleged ADA violations submitted to the City via the ADA Grievance procedures
- Work with community volunteers to promote the City’s Manifesto and provide response and support to victims of incidents of bias
Seven to nine members-at-large appointed by City Council.
Typically three-year terms, with exceptions as determined by the City Council. Terms start April 1, terms end March 31.
Chair and Vice Chair
Annually appointed by the City Council.
Megan Yerks, Community Services Coordinator
Second Thursday of each month.