Human Relations Commission

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Annual MLK Celebration

The Fargo Human Relations Commission hosts an annual celebration honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The annual event features entertainment and the Fargo Human Relations Awards presentations.

2019 MLK Tribute Video produced by Yann Niteka


The Fargo Human Relations Award will be presented to a youth, adult and organization that have made significant contributions to the area of human relations in the FM community.

2019 MLK Day Award Winners

  • Family HealthCare Center and Family HealthCare Pharmacy, NDSU work in tandem to provide effective health care, dental care and pharmaceutical services to all. These agencies specifically reach out to the most vulnerable populations in our community – refugees and immigrants, homeless individuals, and the marginally served. Together, these agencies provide high-quality, consistent, and affordable care to those with low incomes and diverse cultures. By doing so, this partnership minimizes unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room trips and complications from untreated health problems – bringing health to our entire community.
  • Ellen Mahli is a lifelong volunteer and advocate for people in need of compassion and justice. She was a nurse for 58 years, including 34 years at what is now Sanford Health. During her years of service, she specialized in mental health, substance abuse, clinical ethics, geriatrics and healthcare management. She has worked closely with Churches United for the Homeless and helped to establish the Gladys Ray Shelter. Among her many activites today, Ellen serves on the Center for Interfaith Projects, a Presentation Associate and board member of the
    Presentation Sisters’ Peace, Justice and Prayer Center Collaboration, chairs the Catholic Health Initiatives Villa Nazareth, Friendship, and Riverview Place Board of Directors.
  • Haley Dellaneva has always had a heart for helping those in need. She is the founding organizer of Haley’s Milk Run, a community motorcycle run that supports families who can’t afford milk during school snack breaks. Through ticket sales, sponsorships and door prizes, the motorcycle run has raised over $175,000 in seven years. Haley works with family members and friends to plan and prepare for the annual event. Now a junior in high school, she was in elementary school when she noticed that not everyone had milk during their mid-morning snack. She decided then she could do something about it.”