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.
State of Iowa code section 729 - Individual Rights
State of Iowa code section 729A - Hate Crimes
State of Iowa code section 216 - Civil Rights Commission
Decorah City code section 2.50 - Human Rights Commission.
Solidarity with Muslims Statement