Human Rights Commission

Mission & Duties

It is the duty of the Commission to affirm, encourage and initiate programs and services within the City designed to eliminate discrimination, improve human relations, and effectuate the spirit and intent of applicable human rights legislation. In these efforts, the Commission may enlist the support of community groups and public agencies.

  • The Commission is to recommend to the Mayor and the Council policies and programs with the objective of implementing Commission goals and objectives concerning the civil and human rights of persons and groups in the community.
  • The Commission shall work with City officials to ensure that the City continues to be a leader in extending equal opportunity to its inhabitants, including but not limited to: employment opportunities in city government, training for city jobs, equality of services provided, equality of all before the law, and equal treatment of all by holders of City licenses, contracts and privileges.
  • The Commission shall endeavor to ascertain the status of civil and human rights in the community.

Member Structure & Organization

The Commission shall consist of from nine (9) to eleven (11) members serving without pay. Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and subject to the approval of the Council. Members shall be selected without respect to political affiliation. The term of such member shall be for a period of three (3) years, or the remainder of a vacant term. An appointed member of the Commission must remain a resident of the City during his or her service on the Commission. The members shall hold office at the pleasure of the Mayor. Where possible, this Commission shall include at least one college student for a term of one (1) year. All other members serve a three (3) year term. The Commission may include at least one (1) non-voting high school student for a term of one (1) year and at least one non-voting county resident who does not reside within the City limits for a three (3) year term. Additional information may be found in Moscow City Code Title 03, Chapter 12. To apply for the Commission please complete an application and contact the Commission's Staff Liaison for questions.

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • 206 E Third Street
    City Council Chambers at City Hall
    Moscow, ID 83843

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Ken Faunce, Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Erin Agidius, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Jana Argersinger
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Rula Awwad-Rafferty
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Morgan Chaffee
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Kristin Haltinner
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Eli Jones, High School Non-Voting
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • David Pittsley
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Tara Roberts
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Lysa Salsbury
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Elizabeth Stevens
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Mikey Wuerth, College Rep
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022