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Human Relations Commission

The Fargo Human Relations Commission works to promote acceptance and respect for diversity and discourages all forms of discrimination.

Commission Members

The committee consists of nine volunteer members who are nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the City Commission. Each serves a three-year term. The Human Relations Commissioners represent a broad range of racial, religious, ethnic, social, economic, political and professional groups.

Meeting Schedule and Location

The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 200 3rd St. N.  A public comment period is provided at 12:30 p.m.

Commission sub-committees meet at various times during the month.  The public is also welcome to attend these. For a schedule of these meetings, contact the Planning Office at 701-241-1474.

Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel TV Fargo 56 and can be seen live by video stream on They are rebroadcast each Thursday at 12 p.m.

People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the Planning Office at 241-1474 or TDD at 241-8258. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.

Human Relations Resources

Ordinance creating the Fargo Human Relations Commission

Fair Housing  

Apply for City of Fargo Human Relations Commission Sponsorship Funds (pdf) (word)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

2017 Human Relations Award Nomination Letter

2017 Human Relations Award Nomination Form (fillable)
2017 Human Relations Award Nomination Form (pdf)

Past Human Relations Award Recipients 

News Releases

Statement on Hate Speech

Crime Rates Not Higher in Refugee Populations 

New American Family Starts Unique Business

Statement on Legislative House Bills

HB1386 Statement

HB1427 Statement

Community Awareness of People with Disabilities Month Proclamation for October 2016

ADA Proc 4