HREEO Commission

The Chair of the HREEO Commission has determined, due to the emergency declared by the Governor of Minnesota and the Mayor regarding the COVID-19 health pandemic, that it is not practical nor prudent for the HREEO Commission to meet in-person or pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.02. In light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, it is not feasible for any member of the HREEO Commission to be present at the regular location, and all members of the HREEO Commission will attend this meeting by telephone or other electronic means. 

It is also not feasible for members of the public to attend the meeting at its regular location due to the health pandemic and emergency. Accordingly, no meeting will be held at a physical location.

Members of the public may attend the May 19, 2020 meeting remotely by downloading the Microsoft Teams App and clicking here

HREEO Commission Meeting Schedule

  • Third Tuesday of the month
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Meeting locations vary
  • General meetings are open to the public.

Member Requirements

Size:  21 members
Residency:  A majority of the members must be Saint Paul residents
Term:  Three years
Term Limit:  Three terms 

Power and Duties

  1. Serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Department.
  2. In conjunction with the Director’s three-year term, the HREEO Commission conducts an extensive assessment of the Department’s performance. 
  3. Conducts studies, hearings, investigations, makes recommendations and determines discrimination complaints under the Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance, Chapter 183.
  4. Hear appeals under the Saint Paul Public Health, Safety and Welfare Ordinance, Chapter 233. 

Administrative Hearing Procedures

  1. Administrative hearing procedures were adopted by the HREEO Commission pursuant to Section 183.19 (7) of the Saint Paul Legislative Code to govern the hearing of complaints brought before a hearing panel of the Commission pursuant to Section 183.24.
  2. The HREEO Commission adopted administrative hearing procedures pursuant to Section 233.14 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code to govern the hearing of complaints brought before a hearing panel of the HREEO Commission.

Resolutions and Public Statements of the HREEO Commission

APPLY Today

1) You can now apply online, visit Online Committee Application. You can learn more by contacting 651-266-8965.
2) Download an Application. You can apply for more than one committee per application. Mayor Carter encourages applicants to get recommendations from their City Council members.

Please return applications to: Office of the Mayor, 390 City Hall, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: 651-266-8510