Human Rights Commission

The Owatonna Human Rights Commission believes that all people should have the same status in respect to civil rights, human rights, freedom of speech, property rights, and economics opportunity.  In addition, the commission believes in the value of inclusion and justice for all cultures and races. We welcome diversity and recognize the rights of all people to live their lives with dignity free from discrimination, fear, violence and hatred.

  • Ethan Cords, Chairman
  • Jim Gunderson  Vice Chairman
  • Jamie Vanoosbree, Secretary
  • Dave Emanuelson
  • Mustafe Ismael 
  • Edgar Esquivel
  • Brandy Leon 
Circle of Diverse Hands

Regular Meetings

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of the City Administration Building.

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available 3 days prior to the meeting. Draft of Minutes will be available following staff review and posted to the website when approved. You may view copy of the OHRC Agendas and Minutes in the Agenda Center.