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Human Relations Commission - August 16, 2018 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Human Relations Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 12:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The Human Relations Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Rachel Hoffman, Abdiwali Sharif-Abdinasir, Cheryl Schaefle, Laetitia Hellerud, Matuor Alier, Paul Jensen, Barry Nelson, Hamida Dakane, David Lanpher

Absent: None

Also Present: John Strand (Fargo City Commissioner), Vince Kempf (Cultural Liaison Police Officer)

Item 1. Welcome and Introductions
Chair Nelson welcomed Members to the meeting and introductions were made.

Member Hellerud present.

Item 2. Approve Order of Agenda and Minutes
Member Sharif-Abdinasir moved the Order of Agenda and the minutes of the July 19, 2018 Human Relations Commission meeting be approved as presented. Second by Hoffman. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. Speaker: Cody Schuler, FM Coalition for Homeless Persons
Cody Schuler, FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, gave a presentation about the mission and history of the Coalition. He provided an overview of the work the Coalition accomplished last year and an update on the current needs in the community.

Item 4. Public Comment
No public comments were made.

Item 5. Budget Updates
Planning Director Nicole Crutchfield provided an update of the current budget for the Human Relations Commission. She noted any outstanding receipts should be submitted to the Planning Office.

Item 6. North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Tickets
Ms. Crutchfield provided a summary of the event and noted that tickets for the event are a separate funding request than the sponsorship.

Item 7. PRIDE Debrief
Chair Nelson and Ms. Crutchfield gave an overview of the PRIDE event.

Discussion was held regarding updating materials and new ideas to make the booth interactive and engaging.

Item 8. MLK Committee and Consultant (Reach Partners)
Ms. Crutchfield noted that the Planning Office is working with a consulting firm, Reach Partners, to assist with developing a process for events to create sustainability and consistency. She noted she would like Reach Partners to work with the MLK Committee this year to improve practices and bridge the gap between the staff and volunteer levels.

Item 9. Fall Orientation and Workshop on August 30, 5:30 p.m.
Planning Coordinator Maegin Elshaug confirmed the date and time for the event with the Board, and noted it will take place in the Community Room of the Main Library.

Chair Nelson noted that save the date information for an upcoming LGBTQ summit was distributed to the Board.

Item 10. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 1:00 p.m.