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Human Relations Commission - May 17, 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, May 17, 2018.

The Human Relations Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Rachel Hoffman, Laetitia Hellerud, Timothy Stone, Paul Jensen, Barry Nelson

Absent: David Lanpher, Cheryl Schaefle, Abdiwali Sharif-Abdinasir, Hassan Lamba

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

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

Item 2. Approve Order of Agenda and Minutes
Member Nelson moved the Order of Agenda and the minutes of the April 19, 2018 Human Relations Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Stone. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. Moorhead Human Rights Commission – Working Collaboratively
Chair Hoffman introduced Nate Aalgaard and Tia Braseth from the Moorhead Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Aalgaard and Ms. Braseth presented information about the current mission of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission.

Discussion was held regarding possible collaboration opportunities between the Moorhead Human Rights Commission and the Fargo Human Relations Commission to hold joint commission meetings, and have a liaison commissioner attend Board meetings.

Member Nelson moved to appoint a Liaison from the Fargo Human Relations Commission to the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. Second by Member Jensen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4. Public Comment
No public comments were made.

Item 5. Summer Events Schedule
The annual Fargo Police Picnic will be held on June 26, 2018.

The Human Relations Commission will not meet in June.

An invitation has been received to have a table at the United Against Hunger event on June 14. Assistant Planner Kara Gloe will send out an email to gauge availability.

Item 6. Budget Review
Ms. Gloe provided an informational update on the budget review.

Item 7. Other Business
Discussion was held on the status of the Inclusion Plan.

An update was shared on the process of meeting calendar invites for regularly scheduled Board meetings.

Item 8. Term Expirations
Discussion was held on upcoming Board vacancies and the process of filling the seats.

Item 9. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 12:46 p.m.