Human Rights Commission

Commission Overview

Lafayette City Council created the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in 2016.  The HRC is committed to evaluating Lafayette City government, programs and processes with an inclusive lens, with a goal of fostering equity, social justice and freedom from fear of persecution based on race, religious belief, country of origin, sexual or gender identity, physical ability or age.

The group meets monthly in order to:
  • Make recommendations to City Council on ways to improve inclusivity and diversity in the City of Lafayette
  • Facilitate community conversations on issues and/or occurrences of division and conflict in the City of Lafayette, and to make recommendations for ways to resolve and eliminate these
  • Research, study and make recommendations to City Council and staff regarding federal, state or local government actions that may have an effect on diversity and inclusiveness in the City of Lafayette.



  • 6:30 pm
  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Lafayette Public Library
    775 W. Baseline Rd.
    Lafayette, CO 80026

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
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Minutes are available; Draft Minutes are also available 
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 Name Title Term Ending Date
 Celina Essekawu  Board Member  2020
 Zoya Elhassan  Board Member   2020
 Elizabeth Lichtenstein  Board Member   2020
 Noe Lopez  Board Member   2020
 Jason Meyer  Board Member   2020
 Kristin Wagner  Board Member   2020
 Denice Walker  Board Member   2020
 Katie Pribyl Dobbins Alternate Member   2020
 Abby Boyd  Alternate Member   2020
 Alexandra Lynch  City Council Liaison  
 Melissa Hisel, Library Director  Staff Liaison