Human Rights Commission


Meetings are held as needed.


The Human Rights Commission consists of six members appointed to three year terms. If you have questions, concerns, or think you may have been a victim of discrimination, contact any member of the Hibbing Human Rights Commission at the numbers listed below.

Board MembersTerm Expiration DateContact
Amber M. BensonDecember 31, 2021 Email Amber Benson
Don BrunetteDecember 31, 2022 Email Don Brunette
Ilona KearneyDecember 31, 2023Email Ilona Kearney
City AdministratorN/A218-312-1600


The purpose of the Hibbing Human Rights Commission is to secure for all citizens freedom from discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, and age.

All boards and commissions are governed by Chapter 2 Section 15 of the City Ordinances.


The goal of the Hibbing Human Rights Commission is to work with the community to promote human rights and dignity, eliminate hate, prejudice and discrimination, respect diversity, and to provide a local and confidential source of assistance for residents and non-residents with discrimination complaints.