Human Rights Commission

2023 Human Rights Commission members

Meeting day, time and location

Fourth Wednesday of each month
6 p.m.

City Hall, City Council Chambers
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Agendas and minutes

11-22-23 Human Rights Commission Meeting Agenda Packet

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  1. Hearing Assistance Available

    In the Council Chambers, an induction loop system is provided for hearing device users. To use:

    • Someone with no hearing aids will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and NO T-Coil will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and have T-Coil in the hearing aid will change the setting of the hearing aid from microphone to T-Coil. They will NOT need a receiver as the T-Coil in their hearing aid is the loop receiver.
    • Not all hearing aids have T-Coils because of the size or money, so they are limited.


NameTitleTerm expiration
VACANTMemberDecember 31, 2023
Veronica GaminoVice-ChairDecember 31, 2025
VACANTMemberDecember 31, 2023
Bruce MorlanMemberDecember 31, 2023
Glenda OrregoMemberDecember 31, 2024
Adam WaleChairDecember 31, 2025
Barb WornsonMemberDecember 31, 2024
Rhianna GonzalezYouth Representative (non-voting member)2023-2024 school year
Aidyn PlaschYouth Representative (voting member)2023-2024 school year
Martin RosasYouth Representative (non-voting member)2023-2024 school year
Alec VatterYouth Representative (non-voting member)2023-2024 school year

Contacting the commission

If you have questions or comments, you can email the commission. Each member will receive your email. When replying to your email, a commission member cannot reply to all members, only to you. This avoids violating the open meeting law.

Email the Human Rights Commission


If you have questions, concerns, or comments for the commission, contact a staff liaison.

NameTitlePhone number
Claudia GarciaStaff Liaison507-645-3078


Special meetings are occasionally called.

The City of Northfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) seeks to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education. The commission works to ensure full citizen participation in this community by assisting the State 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 in the City of Northfield. 

View Human Rights Commission bylaws

Human Rights FAQs

If you have questions and/or need help, please refer to this Frequently Asked Questions document.

Membership requirements

The commission consists of nine regular members, one youth voting member, and three youth non-voting members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council, with an option for four additional voting or non-voting advisory members. Each regular member serves a three-year term. There is a three term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in equal rights for all citizens of Northfield, along with willingness to serve and background.