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Apply for openings on Mpls Civil Rights Departments’ boards, commissions


MSR Metro thumbApplications are now being accepted for openings on the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions, positions that the city council and mayor will appoint this fall.
Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions, and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen its work.

There are open positions on the following three Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions:

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights wis charged with implementing the City’s Civil Rights policies through outreach, education, mediation, conciliation and enforcement, among other things.

The Police Conduct Oversight Commission assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner and provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of police policy and procedure. Commission members have a variety of responsibilities including shaping police policy, auditing cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness trainings for the Minneapolis Police Department.

The Police Conduct Review Panel provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of the police and their interactions with the citizenry and makes recommendations to the chief of police regarding the merits of complaints against Minneapolis police officers.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 10, 2014. However, the positions are open until filled. Visit the City’s website for a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions.

Appointments to boards and commissions are made twice a year — in the spring and fall. This streamlined appointment process makes it easier for folks to learn about volunteer opportunities, ensure a more open and understandable process for residents and staff, and increase the diversity of the applicant pool.

— Information provided by the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department