Mission of the Decorah Human Rights Commission

To increase community awareness and appreciation of human diversity through educational programs and to investigate alleged claims of discriminatory practices and provide appropriate remedies where discrimination has been found to exist.

The Commission was formed pursuant to a Civil Rights ordinance (City Code Section 2.50) passed in Decorah in 2005. The 7 member Commission formed in 2006 investigates complaints in the areas of education, housing, public accommodations, employment and credit.

The Commission also advocates for diversity education and awareness in the community.


Currently the commission is working on the following events.

  • August 2016: Water quality and water treatment conditions in the community.
  • September 2016: Implicit Bias Discussions and Open Forums

Be sure to check back regularly for updates and information.

Agendas & Minutes

March 1, 2016: Agenda | Minutes
April 5, 2016: Agenda | Minutes
June 7, 2016: Agenda | Minutes